Tizanidine Addiction and Abuse

In this Special Report, Siobahn Morse, executive director of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies, discusses Tizanidine addiction and abuse.

What is Tizanidine?

Tizanidine is a prescription muscle relaxant for reducing certain types of pain an muscle tension. It is rarely prescribed for medicinal purposes, but it is frequently abused and is scheduled as a controlled substance in some states.

Tizanidine can be fatal in overdose. Tizanidine’s potential for causing addiction is well known.

People can become addicted to Tizanidine and similar drugs even when these drugs are the prescribed treatment. Others deliberately use Tizanidine to enhance the effects of alcohol or other drugs.


Tizanidine Addiction and Abuse

What is Tizanidine abuse?

Tizanidine acts directly on the central nervous system rather than the skeletal muscles.

Tizanidine seems to interrupt communication between certain areas of the brain and the spinal cord which results in sedation and altered perception of pain.

Individuals abuse Tizanidine by taking more than the prescribed amount in order to enhance the sedating effects.

What are the side effects of Tizanidine?

The side effects of Tizanidine include agitation, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, facial flushing, fainting, headache, insomnia, shaking and tremors.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Tizanidine?

The withdrawal symptoms of Tizanidine include: abdominal cramps, headache, insomnia, chills and nausea.

Tizanidine Addiction and Abuse

Tizanidine Addiction and Abuse



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