Average Rating: 3.1 (118 Ratings)

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 5  Muscle spasms Great best muscle relaxer 33 6 months
 2  Muscle spasms, chronic pain. Dry mouth, vision blurry. 55 100 years
30 MG
 2  Fibromyalgia , Neurofibromatosis Told to take 1 to 3 tablets at bedtime and it would help my Insomnia from Fibromyalgia and Neurofibromatosis spinal tumor pain. Took 2 tablets. Didn't phase me. 1 hours later I took 1 more. Still No relief. Doesn't even make me tired. Felt abit doped though. faster heart rate then normal. This drug is short acting. I think it was a watste of money. No relief at all. Only on it ONE NIGHT. Might be too soon to expect relief. 52 1 days
 5  Back muscle spasms/cluster headache Sleepiness, blurry vision F 36 1 days
 5  Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Tiredness Dry mouth Zanaflex has been a lifesaver for my muscle spasms. It is the only reason I am able to get a good night s sleep F 36 3 years
 5  Fibromyalgia Drowsiness. I cannot stay awake on this drug if my life depended on it. Zanaflex definatley helps with my insomnia. It only helps with my muscle pain by making me sleep. I take it every night because if I didnt I would never get to sleep! F 22 2 years
 5  Back pain, Insomnia Sleepiness (which is what it was prescribed for) Was having bad back pain and difficulty falling asleep. Zanaflex helps me fall asleep although I do not stay asleep for very long. I wake up rested with no grogginess. F 23 3 months
 5  migraines, neck spasams goofey feeling. very sleepy. Do not drive while taking this. Last about 4 hours. will mess with you stomach. does a wonderful job on migraines. not much for the neck not for long. F 40 5 months
 5  FIBROMYALGIA NO side effects Zanaflex has been a life saver for me! I was not able to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time for years. Then I found Zanaflex. I sleep 4 hours, take another one and sleep 4 more. It's WONDERFUL. It relaxes all of my muscles which try to atrophy because of my fibromyalgia. It's a non-addictive fantastic drug! F 53 7 years
 5  muscle spasms mid back tiredness have had spasms in my back for years. percocet (for a knee injury) did not help my back. my dr prescribed zanaflex and the spasms actually stopped. huge relief. it may only last 4 hours and makes me tired but it is worth it. i was in a car accident and had whiplash recently, i had intense headaches for weeks. this was the only med that took care of the pain. F 40 1 years
 5  migrains Tired and a weird feeling at first . Now no side effects take 4 two mg a day doing great with the migrains. It has been the only medicine that helps prevent them. I eally do have my life back. Is great. I used to get injections from my doctor to make the pain go away and sometimes it would talk several a week to knock out the headache. I have not been back for a n injection In at least 8 months. I hope it helps others. F 41 8 weeks
 5  muscle spasms,sleep trouble dry mouth I have taken Zanaflex for nearly 8 years. This enables me to get to sleep. A sleep study showed that I kicked and jerked violently during the night and never rested. I used to have chronic insomnia and migraines. Zanaflex is helping me so much, live is better with it. I am not groggy the next day and the ability to get to sleep is a big plus. There is no way I would ever want to stop taking Zanaflex. I take 12mg each night(I have titrated up over the years from 4mg)Zanaflex does make you sleepy,it is supposed to, this is why I was prescribed it after a sleep study. F 35 8 years
 5  recreation sleepyness, nosebleeds, blurry vision When I can't get to sleep I usually crush up a few pills and snort them. Helps me relax before going to bed. F 25 7 years
 5  RSD Non This drug is a lifesave for the muscle spasms caused by RSD. No noticeable side effects other than mild drowsiness. F 34 1 years
 5  Stenios in the neck , and migraine Not a great feeling at first. But 1 year of taking it it helps allot with the migraines. Doctors really need to check in with this for severe migraines. helps some with neck but not alot. Got the medicine for neck But really helped with migrains headaches. Neck pain I has eased up some . F 40 1 weeks
 5  MS related issues none Lots of folks here say it makes them sleepy but I experience the opposite effect. I take half a pill 3X daily and have yet to feel sleepy because of it. On realy bad days, I take a whole pill. Either way this medication works better than any other muscle relaxer I have tried. F 31 9 months
 5  Fibromyalgia Drowziness Zanaflex is the only muscle relaxer on the market that actually works! And believe me I know, Ive been prescribed them all. I am currently on 8 mgs at bedtime and it has made a huge difference in my sleeping. I now sleep atleast 5 hours until it starts to wear off and the pain starts to come back. I take 4 mgs occasionaly during the day but I dont all the time because it makes me so drowzy. But if im having painful spasms...ill take the drowziness over the pain. My father even takes Zanaflex. He broke his neck 7 years ago and nothing works for him. He is on pain medication that is unheard of. The only muscle relaxer that even comes close to helping him is Zanaflex so that must tell you something. F 26 1 years
 5  migraines/TMJ inability to see straight, trouble walking, and slurred speech. In higher doses, be close to a couch or bed. Sleep is almost immediate. Complete relaxation of all muscles is quickly attained. Relieves tension of muscles which tense during migraine pain. F 31 8 months
10mg 1X D
 5  Fibromyalgia Drowsiness, hallucinations This med works GREAT for muscle spasms and pain. I've had a few hallucinations, but am aware of reality. Pretty weird experience the first time though. F 49 3 years

ZANAFLEX  (TIZANIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE):  This medication is used to treat muscle spasms caused by certain conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury). It works by helping to relax the muscles.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)