What is Sirdalud® (tizanidine) used for?
Sirdalud® is commonly used for treating muscle spasms caused by certain conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury).
How should I take Sirdalud® (tizanidine)?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Sirdalud® bymouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Sirdalud®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Sirdalud® (tizanidine)?
Sirdalud® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Sirdalud® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Sirdalud® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Sirdalud® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Sirdalud® (tizanidine)?
Before using Sirdalud®, tell your doctor if you have:
- Allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing Sirdalud®.
- Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Sirdalud®.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Sirdalud® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Sirdalud®. Sirdalud® is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from Sirdalud® (tizanidine)?
As taking others medicines, taking Sirdalud® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of side effects are listed below:
- Feeling anxious or nervous
- Numbness or tingling
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- Muscle weakness
- Back pain
- Increased muscle tone or spasms
- Sweating or skin rash
- Feeling light-headed
- Slow heart rate
- Unusual thoughts or behavior
- Stomach pain
- Low fever
- Loss of appetite
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored stools
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Burning or pain when you urinate
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Sirdalud® (tizanidine)?
Sirdalud® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products may interact with this drug including:
Drospirenone Erythromycin Escitalopram
Does food or alcohol interact with Sirdalud® (tizanidine)?
Sirdalud® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Sirdalud® (tizanidine)?
Sirdalud® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, such as:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Sirdalud® (tizanidine).
What is the dose of Sirdalud® (tizanidine) for an adult?
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Sirdalud®.
Recommended initial dosage of Sirdalud® is 4 mg orally once a day, taken each 6 to 8 hours. The dose may be gradually increased (every 4 to 7 days) in increments of 1 to 2 mg until desired response is attained. The recommended total daily dose should not exceed 36 mg.
What is the dose of Sirdalud® (tizanidine) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in patients less than 18 years old. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Sirdalud® (tizanidine) available?
Sirdalud® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Capsule 2 mg, 4 mg
- Tablet 2 mg, 4 mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Sirdalud®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: January 7, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019
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