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In order to minimize unwanted side effects with this medication, your physician will start you on a low dose and gradually raise it until a well-tolerated and effective level is reached.
Studies of tizanidine have not been done in pregnant women. Animal studies, using doses significantly higher than those prescribed for humans, have resulted in damage to the offspring. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, discuss this with your physician before starting this medication.
It is not known whether tizanidine passes into the breast milk. Women should not take this medication while nursing unless told to do so by their physician.
This medication may cause blurred vision*, dizziness, or drowsiness in some people.
This drug will add to the effects of alcohol and other central nervous system (CNS) depressants (such as antihistamines, sedatives, tranquilizers, prescription pain medications, seizure medications, other muscle relaxants), possibly causing drowsiness. Be sure that your physician knows if you are taking these or any other medications.
Possible Side Effects
Common side effects that should be reported to the doctor as soon as possible: burning, prickling, or tingling sensation*; diarrhea; fainting; fever; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; pain or burning during urination; sores on skin; stomach pain; vomiting; yellow eyes or skin; blurred vision*.
* Since it may be difficult to distinguish between certain common symptoms of MS and some side effects of tizanidine, be sure to consult your health care professional if an abrupt change of this type occurs.
|Last updated September 21, 2006|