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Gabapentin vs. Tizanidine for Fibromyalgia

Gabapentin

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Other Names: Neurontin   Gabarone

Tizanidine

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Other Names: Zanaflex
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 80,476 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 3,562 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ... 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 Patricia
March 9, 2014
Patricia wrote
Gabapentin vs primidone
Patricia, I had a very strong reaction to primidone when I took my first tablet. Dizziness didn't begin to describe it. My doc had me skip the next night, then start again with a much reduced dosage. I started with 1/4 of a 50-mg tablet and that was OK. Gradually increased to 150 mg, then added 20 mg nadolol, and that was it - have been on that combination for many year, and unless I am sick or very upset my tremor is nonexistent.
Laura  |  March 22, 2014
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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 Payton
February 12, 2014
Payton wrote
Gabapentin Side Effects (increase from 300mg to 600mg)
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By jblessing
January 27, 2014
jblessing wrote
Gabapentin use
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By f.kummer, MD
January 13, 2014
f.kummer, MD wrote
slurred speach with gabapentin
This would make sense.
Dr. Casey  |  February 15, 2014
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By June L. in Las Vegas
January 8, 2014
June L. in Las Vegas wrote
Gabapentin
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By Ricardo
January 4, 2014
Ricardo wrote
Gabapetin versus Horizant
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By LJ
November 15, 2013
LJ wrote
Has any one experienced differently by the same dosage of Gabapentin but different Manufacturers
I thought it was just me, I noticed a big difference when I got my new script a different name and yes way, way less active, almost like I am taking nothing? hay maybe its flour, not a big trust for big Pharma LOL.
Margaret Abaldo  |  November 25, 2013
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By rebecca rigney
September 28, 2013
rebecca rigney wrote
low potassium
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What patients are saying about Gabapentin vs. Tizanidine

209 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I had a bad negative reaction to Gabapentin. Watch out...
How long after taking gabapentin 300mg is it safe to take tizanidine? I had a bad negative reaction to Gabapentin. Watch out for any swelling ...before taking w the Gabapentin but the pharmacist wi...
tizanidine but gps ARE able to prescribe gabapentin. good...
...prescribe you some gabapentin for the buzzing feelings or tizanidine for stiffness in legs. ...to prescribe tizanidine but gps ARE able to prescribe gabapentin. good...
I will be able to use Diazepam again in emergency...
...once I'm off the Gabapentin I will be able to use Diazepam again in emergency ...get hold of it) or Tizanidine for spasticity, as an alternative to Gabapentin, and hope these won't decrease...
I'm rapidly dropping that down and going to give Tizanidine...
...afternoon and he just screwed his nose up and looked puzzled like every other doctor I see about my legs We've decided the Gabapentin is no good so I'm rapidly dropping that down and going to...
all with no success, either did not help or side effects...
...did not help. I  have bad spasricity in my right leg which has now spread to my rt arm too. I have tried Baclofen, Gabapentin and Tizanidine, all with no success, either did not help or side...
but tizanidine and alcohol made me give up drinking!...
...had no problem with gabapentin and alcohol but tizanidine and alcohol made me give u...
I use tizanidine (generic Zanaflex) and gabapentin (generic...
...use tizanidine (generic Zanaflex) and ...and skip the gabapentin I pay for it royally. I have worked on getting the dosages just right to give me max relief and not bothersome side effects. So...
tizanidine and it did not do anything for my condition....
...have taken tizanidine and it did ...my condition. I use gabapentin and it works reasonably well. It cont...
use the muscle relaxant tizanidine at night. Different...
Gabapentin has helped my sleep enormously. It ...it. At first it was fatiguing. I also use the muscle relaxant tizanidine at night. Different people prefer different muscle relaxants or...
evening gabapentin hasnt had any side effects for me ...
...a neuropathic painkiller i take several - gabapentin, tizanidine and amitriptiline tizanidine doesnt go well with any ...in the evening gabapentin hasnt had any side effects for me  ...
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