Asked by Michelle M
What Ingredients Are In Zanaflex
A friend of mine told me that Zanaflex is half Zanex and half Flexeral but as i look it up all i find is that it's active ingredient is: Tizanidine. so please if you have any other information i would like to know because my dr.; prescibed me 2mg of zanaflex before bed becasue i have trouble sleeping because of muscle pain in my back and I have been diagnosed with Rhuematoiod artheritis sever, also digenerative disc disease in my lower back. I have3 discs already gone and i am trying not to have surgery. I would like to know all i can know about this new medication beacause i am allergic to a lot of meds so i cant take this untill i know.
As you already know, the active ingredient in Zanaflex is tizanidine. Tizanidine is a short-acting muscle relaxer that works by blocking nerve impulses (pain sensations) that are sent to your brain. Zanaflex is not a combination of Xanax and Flexeril. I suspect that rumor got started because of the similar sounding names (although Xanax actually starts with an "X" not a "Z"). Zanaflex and Flexeril work in similar ways (blocking nerve impulses to the brain), but are completely different drugs. The active ingredient in Flexeril is cyclobenzaprine.
I hope that helps.