Diazepam vs Tizanidine

Diazepam
(Rx)
Tizanidine
(Rx)
Diazepam is an anxiety medication and an epilepsy medication (benzodiazepine).
Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.1
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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September 4, 1985
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
124,268 Discussions
5,349 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Addiction
#4 for Depression
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Panic
#8 for Spasms
#9 for Seizures
#10 for Sedation
#11 for Headaches
#12 for Dizziness
#13 for Shaking
Diazepam is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Panic Attacks and Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Spasms
#2 for Spasticity
#3 for Fibromyalgia
Tizanidine is prescribed for Spasticity and Fibromyalgia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dia
Euphoria
3
Weakness
3
Weight Gain
1
Blisters
1
Hallucinations
1
Weight Loss
1
Itching
1
Dry Mouth
1
Bleeding
1
Impotence
1
Tiz
Drowsiness
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Nausea
6
Dry Mouth
5
Low Blood Pressure
3
Hallucinations
2
Fainting
2
High Blood Pressure
2
UTI
2
Euphoria
1
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Diazepam
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Tizanidine
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Euphoria
Dia
Tiz
3
1
Weakness
Dia
Tiz
3
0
Weight Gain
Dia
Tiz
1
0
Blisters
Dia
Tiz
1
0
Hallucinations
Dia
Tiz
1
2
Weight Loss
Dia
Tiz
1
0
Itching
Dia
Tiz
1
0
Dry Mouth
Dia
Tiz
1
5
Bleeding
Dia
Tiz
1
0
Impotence
Dia
Tiz
1
0
Drowsiness
Tiz
Dia
9
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tiz
Dia
6
0
Nausea
Tiz
Dia
6
0
Dry Mouth
Tiz
Dia
5
1
Low Blood Pressure
Tiz
Dia
3
0
Hallucinations
Tiz
Dia
2
1
Fainting
Tiz
Dia
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Tiz
Dia
2
0
UTI
Tiz
Dia
2
0
Euphoria
Tiz
Dia
1
3
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Tizanidine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
There may be a negative interaction between Tizanidine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Kit: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 5-7.5-10 mg, 12.5-15-17.5-20 mg
Solution: , 5 mg/5 mL (1 mg/mL), 5 mg/5 mL (1 mg/mL, 5 mL), 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Concentrate: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Capsule: 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.). , Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diazepam , Diazepam/Soybean Oil
Tizanidine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Diazepam and Tizanidine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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