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Alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonist Adult, Children

Tizanidine - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Tizanidine cause?

​Like all medicines, this medication may cause some possible side effects but not everyone experiences them. Consult your healthcare professional if any of the side effects lasts more than a few days or become severe and bothersome.

Common side effects include:

  • Dizziness, low blood pressure
    • Get up slowly from sitting or lying down position
  • Drowsiness, muscle weakness
    • Have sufficient rest
    • Avoid driving or operate machinery or engage in strenuous physical activities
  • Dry mouth
    • Ensure adequate hydration
  • Constipation
    • Ensure adequate hydration and fiber intake

Very rarely, this medication may cause:

  • Hallucinations (seeing things that are not really there)
  • Liver problems: Dark coloured urine or light-coloured stools, yellowing of your eyes or skin, severe loss of appetite, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting that does not go away

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Tizanidine , what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies
  • You have liver, kidney or heart problems

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Tizanidine ?

  • ​Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication.
  • Some medications may interact with this medication (including antibiotics). Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you want to take any other medicines, supplements or herbal products.

Tizanidine - Additional Information

  • Updated on 8/10/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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