The generic name for Zanaflex is TIZANIDINE. Tizanidine is a short-acting muscle relaxant. It is mostly used for pain sensation, muscle spasms, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other neurological disorders.
TIzanidine belongs to a class of drugs known as Central Alpha-2-Adrenergic Agonist. It works by blocking nerve impulses.
The common side effects of Tizanidine include drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, lightheadedness, tiredness, dizziness, bradycardia, low blood pressure, urinary frequency, uncontrolled muscle movements, vomiting, abnormal liver function tests, and fatigue.
If you use TIzanidine and you experience any of these side effects bothers you, be sure to inform your doctor for further assistance.