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Flexeril vs. Tizanidine for Spasms

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Flexeril

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Other Names: Cyclobenzaprine   Amrix   Fexmid

Tizanidine

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/ 3,534 posts
Other Names: Zanaflex
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 32,517 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 3,534 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
Its the Flexeril!!
michele  |  May 12, 2014
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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

161 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
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 which...
facial spasm from Bell's Palsy. It has been very effective...
...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...
my doctor switched me from flexeril to tizanidine, thefirst...
my doctor switched me from flexeril to tizanidine, thefirst time I took it was in the morning and it started to...
to Flexeril (muscle relaxer ). It works some for...
...Have you tried Tizanidine?  It's an alternative to Flexeril (muscle relaxer ). It works some for...
but the tizanidine was not doing much. I sleep great...
...been on flexeril for more than a year now. Originally was alternating flexeril and tizanidine but the tizanidine was not doing much. I sleep ...currently). I'm also on Cymbalta which helps somew...
tizanidine for almost a year.I found it more effective than...
...have taken tizanidine for almost a year.I found it more effective than flexeril.It ...4x a day.The tizanidine does make me sluggish.The tizanidine was not very effective for...
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...
and Flexeril are two of the best muscle relaxants that...
Tizanidine's effect peaks at approximately 1 to 2 hours and ...really didn't notice much relief. I think Soma and Flexeril are two of the best muscle relaxants that I've personally used. More in...
of........ I was first put on Flexeril by the neuro, but I...
...was first put on Flexeril by the ...Now I'm on Tizanidine. I only take it at night because it makes me sleepy. I still have headaches though. So I guess it really isn't working either. Thanks...
was on flexeril before but when i saw the doctor i told him...
...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...
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