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Tizanidine is used for Manage Acute and Intermittent Increases of Muscle Tone with Spasticity
How Tizanidine Works
Tizanidine reduces spasticity by decreasing the release of excitatory amino acids. This alpha 2-adrenergic agonist’s action increases presynaptic inhibition of spinal motor neurons, with the greatest effects on polysynaptic pathways.
Common side effects of Tizanidine
Dyskinesia, Fatigue, Fever, Hallucinations, Slurred Speech, Dry Mouth, Abdominal Pain, Anorexia, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Vomiting