Tizanidine tablets 1 mg for myotonic state and spastic paralysis (Zanaflex, Sirdalud, muscle relaxer)
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General information on Japanese Tizanidine tablets 1 mg for myotonic state and spastic paralysis (Zanaflex, Sirdalud, muscle relaxer)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: tizanidine (chemical formula C9H9Cl2N5S).
Medical effect: Tizanidine tablets are effective for the following purposes:
- improving myotonic state caused by neck-shoulder-arm syndrome,
- improving myotonic state caused by low back pain,
- treatment of spastic paralysis in cerebrovascular disorder,
- treatment of spastic paralysis in posttraumatic complication.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with liver disorders.
As this medicine may cause sleepiness or dizziness, patient should avoid operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car.
Patient should refrain from drinking alcohol while taking the medicine as it may enhance the side effects such as sleepiness. Smoking also may affect the efficacy of this medicine.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration
For myotonic state: for adults, take 1 tablet (1mg of active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day after meals.
For spastic paralysis: for adults, start with taking 1 tablet (1mg of active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day after meals, as an initial dose. Then the dosage may be gradually increased up to 2-3 tablets at a time, 3 times a day.
The doctor in charge may adjust the dosage according to disease, age and symptoms of the patient in any case.
How effective are Tizanidine tablets 1 mg from Japan for myotonic state and spastic paralysis (Zanaflex, Sirdalud, muscle relaxer)?
Tizanidine is an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist. It works by affecting the central nervous system and suppressing neurotransmission which causes excess tension to the muscles.
Who should use Tizanidine tablets 1 mg from Japan?
Tizanidine tablets are effective for the improving myotonic state caused by neck-shoulder-arm syndrome or low back pain and treating spastic paralysis such as cerebrovascular disorder and posttraumatic complication. Studies showed that the efficacy of tizanidine is comparable to that of baclofen or diazepam but it is tolerated significantly better (L. Kamen, H. R. Henney, J. D. Runyan. "A practical overview of tizanidine use for spasticity secondary to multiple sclerosis, stroke, and spinal cord injury". Current Medical Research and Opinion, 2008, 24 (2): 425–39).