To learn more, consult your physician or pharmacist. For medical guidance on side effects, call your doctor. These are just a few of the more frequent Zanaflex side effects, which also include dry mouth, drowsiness, weakness, and fatigue. See the "Drug Precautions" section. Zanaflex has been associated with serious side effects. Call 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects to the FDA.
Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. All of your medications, including those for allergies or colds and flu, should have their labels read carefully because they might contain drowsiness-inducing ingredients. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Drug interactions may alter how your medications function or raise your risk for serious side effects. A few examples are birth control pills, ciprofloxacin, fluvoxamine, and viloxazine. Keep a list of everything you use and give it to your doctor and pharmacist. This list should include both prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as herbal products. Other medications can affect the removal of tizanidine from your body, which may affect how tizanidine works. Certain medications used to treat high blood pressure (alpha agonists like clonidine and methyldopa) are some products that may interact with this medication. If you are taking any other medications that make you sleepy, such as alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), antihistamines like cetirizine and diphenhydramine, sleep or anxiety medications like zolpidem, alprazolam, or opioid painkillers like codeine, let your doctor or pharmacist know. Not every possible drug interaction is covered in this document.
You might feel more groggy or faint if you drink alcohol or use marijuana (cannabis). Steer clear of alcoholic beverages. Inform your surgeon or dentist of everything you use, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal products. Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies before taking tizanidine, including any to other medications. Inform your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, particularly of: low blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver disease, before taking this medication. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Before you can do it safely, avoid operating machinery, driving, or doing anything else that requires alertness. This medication should only be taken during pregnancy if absolutely necessary. If this medication enters breast milk is unknown. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness and drowsiness. If you use marijuana (cannabis), speak with your doctor. For more information, speak to your pharmacist. Falls risk may rise as a result of these effects. You might feel lightheaded or sleepy after taking this medication. Inactive ingredients in this product could result in allergic reactions or other issues.