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Skelaxin vs. Zanaflex for Spasms

Skelaxin

Rx
/ 5,565 posts
Other Names: Metaxalone

Zanaflex

Rx
/ 12,499 posts
Other Names: Tizanidine
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,565 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 12,499 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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By geminijenny
September 3, 2014
geminijenny wrote
robaxin vrs skelaxin
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August 19, 2014
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Robaxin vs skelaxin
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What patients are saying about Skelaxin vs. Zanaflex

386 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
as to why it is helping my stomach. I have stomach ulcers...
...make me drowsy. Skelaxin helps my stomach issues too. I have not mentioned this to my docs so I am not sure as to why it is helping my stomach. I have stomach ulcers and gluten intolerance....
hot baths, and swimming. I have trouble sleeping...
...me a low dose of Zanaflex, 2 mg before bedtime, and it helps awhole ...best bet Skelaxin works great too. Try walking, hot baths, and swimming. I have trouble sleeping which can...
doctor put me on zanaflex and it is great....try it if you...
...does absolutely nothing...my doctor put me on zanaflex and it is great....try...
did nothing for me,skelaxin helped but was way too...
...have taken Zanaflex and it worked wonders for me. i ...soma made me very sick,flexaril did nothing for me,skelaxin helped but was ...
during the day as needed. It is a stronger one but it works...
...bedtime 2mg during the day as needed. It is a stronger one but it works great for me, everyone is different. Flexeril, Soma, Skelaxin and one with an...
time too. I had taken skelaxin but it wasnt strong enough...
...too. I had taken skelaxin but it wasnt ...wants me to use zanaflex.I take it 3x a day. It really makes my mouth dry. I think it does help but I still like...
4mg. I agree with Maso, however it has worked quicker...
...am currently taking Zanaflex 4mg. I agree with Maso, however it has worked quicker for me ...good one, in my opinion, but everyone has their preferences. To me, Robaxan and Skelaxin works well t...
Zanaflex. I like Zanaflex the best. The Flexerill made me...
...Skelaxin after surgery and now take Zanaflex. I like Zanaflex the best. The...
yours, they refused to prescribe to anyone!) I used Zanaflex...
...(new Dr doesnt have a problem with them but my previous docs were like yours, they refused to prescribe to anyone!) I used Zanaflex for years ...Zanaflex. Skelaxin doesnt do anything for me eith...
right now. But in my personal opinion, Skelaxin is the best...
...has me on Zanaflex but I can't really tell it's helping me either. In the past ...so that's what I'm on right now. But in my personal opinion, Skelaxin is the best. Quote: What I've...
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