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Skelaxin vs. Zanaflex for Spasms

Skelaxin

Rx
/ 5,603 posts
Other Names: Metaxalone

Zanaflex

Rx
/ 12,600 posts
Other Names: Tizanidine
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,603 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 12,600 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Metaxalone (marketed by King Pharmaceuticals under the brand name Skelaxin) is a muscle relaxant used to relax muscles and relieve pain caused by strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Its exact mechanism of action is not known, b... 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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386 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
for her MS, but dr. switched her from Zanaflex to Skelaxin
...MS, but dr. switched her from Zanaflex...
you switched from Zanaflex to Skelaxin?) One change...
Hi Nancy, I've been taking Zanaflex for about 8 months. When ...you get relief from the Zanaflex; you might want to try ...the same time.(Have you switched from Zanaflex to Skelaxin?) One ch...
was useless, but Zanaflex has been a life saver. It is all...
...me see things, Skelaxin was useless, but Zanaflex has been a life saver. It is all...
taken Zanaflex and it worked wonders for me. i have taken...
i have taken Zanaflex and it worked wonders for me. i ...very sick,flexaril did nothing for me,skelaxin helped but was way too...
In comparison, tizanidine/Zanaflex didn't work at all to...
...take Skelaxin when I go through crampy/spasmy phases. It works well, though not ...relief. In comparison, tizanidine/Zanaflex didn't work at all to ...Zanaflex 0 for 2. Definitely worth tryin...
4mg. I agree with Maso, however it has worked quicker...
...take either Robaxin or Zanaflex. Well, I mean my ...I am currently taking Zanaflex 4mg. I agree with Maso, however it has worked quicker for me ...me, Robaxan and Skelaxin works well too. Hop...
was given Skelaxin after surgery and now take Zanaflex. I...
...was given Skelaxin after surgery and now take Zanaflex. I like Zanaflex the best. T...
a really bad flare and then the dr switched me to zanaflex
...all. I then switched to skelaxin which worked very well until ...flare and then the dr switched me to ...
I did tizanidine went to Zanaflex which I think is the same...
...tizanidine went to Zanaflex which I ...just moved to skelaxin which is helpful to me. ...
I have a friend who uses zanaflex but it turns him into a...
I have used flexiril, skelaxin and soma. Soma is the ...leave the house. The skelaxin is very weak but will provide some ...have a friend who uses zanaflex but it turns him...
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