Chemical Name: TIZANIDINE (tye-ZAN-i-deen)
Zanaflex is used to help relax certain muscles in your body. It relieves the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis or certain injuries to the spine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes anxiety, back pain, constipation, depression, diarrhea, difficulty in speaking, dizziness or lightheadedness, dry mouth, heartburn, increased sweating, increased muscle spasms or tome, muscle weakness, pain or burning in throat, runny nose, skin rash, sleepiness, stomach pain and uncontrolled movements of the body.
Product Code: 1911
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.