Tizanidine is a topical muscle relaxant used to relieve pain and muscle spasms. It works by blocking the action of acetylcholine in the nervous system, which reduces nerve signals and therefore decreases muscle contractions. Tizanidine is used topically as a cream or liquid solution that can be applied directly to the skin. The medication comes in both a transdermal (through the skin) formulation and an ointment (cream) form, with each available in different strengths for treating different types of symptoms. A transdermic formulation allows for absorption through the skin directly into the bloodstream, reducing side effects and maximizing effectiveness. If you are looking for more information on how tizanidine works and possible side effects of using it, continue reading below.
Mechanisms of Action
Tizanidine is a centrally acting muscle relaxant that works to reduce nerve signals and muscle contractions in the body. The medication binds to acetylcholine, a natural neurotransmitter that causes muscles to contract and nerves to send signals to the brain. Blocking the action of acetylcholine can alter nerve activity; the result is reduced muscle contractions and better control of muscles.
Side Effects and How to Avoid Them
Tizanidine is a safe medication that is generally well-tolerated. However, it may cause side effects while it is being used, and you can minimize their occurrence by following the medication instructions as closely as possible. -Significant side effects are rare, but they may include: -Headache – This may be mild or severe and is usually the result of your body’s inflammatory response to the medication. Headache is usually mild to moderate and goes away once you stop taking the drug. -Drowsiness – This is usually mild, but it can be more severe in older patients or those with a history of drug or alcohol use. Drowsiness is normal and can be minimized by taking the lowest dose that is effective for the symptoms you are treating. -Fatigue – This is also common and may be mild or moderate in severity. -Anxiety – Although this is not common, it is possible. You may experience mild anxiety as a side effect. -Altered mental state – This is also not common, but it could happen. It is usually mild or moderate in severity. -Blurred vision – This is usually mild and transient. -Dry mouth – This is also not common and occurs in association with many medications. It is usually mild and resolves on its own. -Other side effects are also possible, but they are rare.
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Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant used to relieve pain and muscle spasms. It works by blocking the action of acetylcholine in the nervous system, which reduces nerve signals and therefore decreases muscle contractions. Tizanidine is available as a topical cream or liquid solution and comes in both a transdermal (through the skin) formulation and an ointment (cream) form. A transdermic formulation allows for absorption through the skin directly into the bloodstream, reducing side effects and maximizing effectiveness. Possible side effects of tizanidine topical include headache, drowsiness, fatigue, anxiety, and altered mental state. These side effects are usually mild and go away once you stop using the medication. Transdermal formulations are absorbed through the skin and may cause dry mouth. You may also experience blurred vision and increased heart rate while using this medication.