Flexeril vs Tizanidine

Flexeril
(Rx)
Tizanidine
(Rx)
Flexeril is a muscle relaxant.
Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Spasms
1.9
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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August 26, 1977
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
42,617 Discussions
5,354 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Spasms
#3 for Fibromyalgia
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Neck Pain
#6 for TMJ
Flexeril is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Fibromyalgia, 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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Fle
Drowsiness
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Grogginess
3
Dry Mouth
2
Fainting
1
Hallucinations
1
Nightmares
1
Rash
1
Coma
1
Mood Swings
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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Tizanidine
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Drowsiness
Fle
Tiz
7
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fle
Tiz
5
6
Grogginess
Fle
Tiz
3
0
Dry Mouth
Fle
Tiz
2
5
Fainting
Fle
Tiz
1
2
Hallucinations
Fle
Tiz
1
2
Nightmares
Fle
Tiz
1
0
Rash
Fle
Tiz
1
0
Coma
Fle
Tiz
1
0
Mood Swings
Fle
Tiz
1
0
Drowsiness
Tiz
Fle
9
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tiz
Fle
6
5
Nausea
Tiz
Fle
6
0
Dry Mouth
Tiz
Fle
5
2
Low Blood Pressure
Tiz
Fle
3
0
Hallucinations
Tiz
Fle
2
1
Fainting
Tiz
Fle
2
1
High Blood Pressure
Tiz
Fle
2
0
UTI
Tiz
Fle
2
0
Euphoria
Tiz
Fle
1
0
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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B Category B
Before taking Flexeril during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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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There may be a negative interaction between Flexeril and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tizanidine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Capsule: 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl
Tizanidine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Flexeril 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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