Gabapentin vs Tizanidine

Gabapentin
(Rx)
Tizanidine
(Rx)
Gabapentin is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Fibromyalgia
2.8
Concern level
1.7
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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September 12, 2003
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
135,941 Discussions
5,349 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Depression
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Neuropathy
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Numbness
#9 for Headaches
#10 for RLS
#11 for Migraines
#12 for Epilepsy
#13 for Tingling
#14 for Chronic Pain
#15 for Back Pain
#17 for Leg Pain
#18 for Shingles
#19 for Hot Flashes
#20 for Sciatica
Gabapentin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Seizures and Numbness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms and Headaches, although it is not approved for these conditions.
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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Gab
Dizziness
6
Drowsiness
4
Nausea
4
Weight Loss
2
Euphoria
2
Dry Mouth
1
Grogginess
1
Mood Swings
1
Hallucinations
1
Suicidal behavior
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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Gabapentin
Gab
Tizanidine
Tiz
Dizziness
Gab
Tiz
6
0
Drowsiness
Gab
Tiz
4
9
Nausea
Gab
Tiz
4
6
Weight Loss
Gab
Tiz
2
0
Euphoria
Gab
Tiz
2
1
Dry Mouth
Gab
Tiz
1
5
Grogginess
Gab
Tiz
1
0
Mood Swings
Gab
Tiz
1
0
Hallucinations
Gab
Tiz
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Gab
Tiz
1
0
Drowsiness
Tiz
Gab
9
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tiz
Gab
6
0
Nausea
Tiz
Gab
6
4
Dry Mouth
Tiz
Gab
5
1
Low Blood Pressure
Tiz
Gab
3
0
Hallucinations
Tiz
Gab
2
1
Fainting
Tiz
Gab
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Tiz
Gab
2
0
UTI
Tiz
Gab
2
0
Euphoria
Tiz
Gab
1
2
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 Gabapentin 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 Gabapentin 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: 300 mg (9)- 600 mg (69), 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Solution: 250 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL (5 mL), 300 mg/6 mL (6 mL)
Suspension: 25 mg/mL
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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Gabapentin
Tizanidine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gabapentin 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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