tizanidine (cont.)

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Tizanidine should be used with caution with medications like alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), zolpidem (Ambien), oxycodone (Roxicodone), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), amitriptyline (Elavil), nortriptyline (Pamelor) and alcohol. These medications can further increase the side effects of tizanidine.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on tizanidine to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether tizanidine enters breast milk. Because it is soluble in lipids, it might pass into breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of tizanidine are low blood pressure, dry mouth, dizziness, sleepiness, weakness, fatigue, blurred vision and constipation.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/13/2014

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