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Flexeril vs. Tizanidine for Spasms

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Flexeril

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/ 32,646 posts
Other Names: Cyclobenzaprine   Amrix   Fexmid

Tizanidine

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/ 3,564 posts
Other Names: Zanaflex
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 32,646 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 3,564 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant medication used to relieve skeletal muscle spasms and associated pain in Acute (medicine) musculoskeletal conditions. It is the most well-studied drug for this application, and it also has been used Off-label use for ... Read more on Wikipedia
Tizanidine (trade names Zanaflex, Sirdalud) is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting 2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as mul... Read more on Wikipedia
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By sami
March 1, 2014
sami wrote
tizanidine with worse depresion, stomach problems and NO sleepiness!
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By Tricia
January 30, 2014
Tricia wrote
RA and Lupus
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By Melissa
November 5, 2013
Melissa wrote
Baclofen vs Flexeri
I started with Baclofen then started flexeril. I swear by baclofen as the BEST. I honestly can't say much about flex because I really haven't given it a chance but I hope it the Baclofen works as good for you as it did for me. Also, it curbed my desire for the opiate pain relievers. My doc seems to want me stuck on them lol she took away the baclofen and gave me a shit load of tramadol and flexeril. Could be blissful if only I were ignorant..
Quamie  |  March 7, 2014
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By suzi444
September 4, 2013
suzi444 wrote
Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine)10mg for Spasmodic Torticollis and Fibromyalgia
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What patients are saying about Flexeril vs. Tizanidine

160 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
very effective for me, but today he changed it to Flexaril...
...Tizanidine for the past year, to relieve the facial spasm from Bell's Palsy. It has been very effective for me, but today he changed it t...
was doing absolutely nothing so he changed it to tizanidine...
...but when i saw the doctor i told him it was doing absolutely nothing so he changed it to tizanidine which is supposed to be stronger. i CAN feel a difference but it's nowhere near touching these...
try different ones & eventually ended up taking tizanidine...
...you & flexeril is horrible ...now, i doubt it but changing from the flexeril could be possible, i would call dr & ask because i have had to try different ones & eventually ended up taking tizani...
works well, flexeril works well, baclofen works well....
...that will work like Soma? Tizanidine works well, flexeril works well, baclofen works well. You didnt say...
quit working about a year ago. I've had no side effects...
...a day. I actually take the Generic - Tizanidine. My PCP rx'd it when flexeril (used for 15 years) quit working about a year ago. I've had no side effects from it either. I...
to Flexeril (muscle relaxer ). It works some for...
...Have you tried Tizanidine?  It's an alternative to Flexeril (muscle relaxer ). It works some for...
taken both flexeril and skelaxin. I am now on tizanidine....
...taken both flexeril and skelaxin. I am now on tizanidine. All don't do ...me as groggy, but I don't feel much...
me sluggish.The tizanidine was not very effective for me...
...I have taken tizanidine for almost a year.I found it more effective than flexeril.It targets the central nervous ...make me sluggish.The tizanidine was not very effective for...
Flexeril or Tizanidine will be helpful to relieve muscle...
...the options are ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, tramadol or even stronger one like oxycodone. Local heat will also be helpful. Muscle relaxants like Flexeril or Tizanidine will be helpful to reliev...
have taken tizanidine in the past. It worked, but you have...
...it works. I have taken tizanidine in the past. It worked, but you have to take it all the time, which I don't like. Like we don't have enough side effects to deal with...
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