|US Brand Name||Zanaflex|
|Generic Name||Tizanidine HCl|
|Manufacturer||Sun Pharma, India|
SIRDALUD is a muscle
relaxant which is usually prescribed in the condition of muscular pain or
stiffness. This medicine is usually prescribed in the conditions such as spinal
injury and multiple sclerosis.
How it works?
SIRDALUD works by
relieving muscle spasms and increases the muscle tone to bring in relief from
pain. Intake of this medicine relaxes the muscles and brings back that
elasticity by reducing down that stiffness that has been leading to pain and
Important information about Medicine
Tizanidine is an
agonist and it works by reducing spasticity and increases presynaptic
inhibition of motor neurons. Conditions in which this medicine is usually
prescribed include cramps, spasms, back pain, spastic diplegia, tightness of
muscles and injuries causing muscle stiffness.
Patients need to take two or three tablets orally daily for a stipulated time frame. The doctor would decide on the course of duration and dosage looking at the condition of the patient.
available in the strength of 2mg at our store.
What if you miss a dose?
No matter how many
doses you take daily, make sure that you take each dose on time. In case, you
miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. Always take the dosage at evenly
What if you overdose?
Do not double the
dose as this might lead to severe reactions and make sure that you follow
instructions provided by the doctor on the dosage.
Things to be taken care of
SIRDALUD falls in
pregnancy category C, hence is not recommended for the pregnant and
breastfeeding women. In case, you plan to conceive inform your doctor about
this before you start taking this medicine. In case you are taking any
anti-depressant, notify your doctor about this else these two when taken
together might lead to severe interactions. If suffering from high or low blood
pressure or liver or kidney related ailments, do not start taking this medicine
without consulting your doctor.
Intake of SIRDALUD
like many other medicines too could lead to some side effects, the ones that
have been reported so far include:
• Upset stomach
• Dry mouth
• Tingling sensation in the legs, arms and feet
• Increased muscle spasms
• Yellowing of the skin or eyes
• Swelling of lips or face
• Difficulty breathing
• Abdominal pain
• Severe fatigue
Tell your doctor about these symptoms immediately and seek proper medical attention.
Interaction with other drugs
There are certain drugs that might interact with SIRDALUD; these include ticlopidine, acyclovir, cimetidine, famotidine, birth control pills birth control pills, anti arrhythmics, blood pressure medications and certain antibiotics such as moxifloxacin, levofloxacin and ofloxacin. Always inform your doctor about the medicines you take or your past medical history before you start taking this muscle relaxer.