Sirdalud 2 mg (Tizanidine)
Sirdalud 2 mg tablet is used to treat rigidity of muscles (spasticity) associated with various brain and nerve disorders (like cerebral palsy, meningitis, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, cerebrovascular accidents), diseases of the spinal cord, other injuries which affect the brain and other parts of nervous system in adults.
How it works
Sirdalud 2 mg tablet belongs to group of medicines called centrally acting muscle relaxants. It acts by blocking the nerve impulses which excites the muscles reducing their tone. As a result, the muscle relaxes and there is reduction of pain and spasms.
Common side effects
• Abdominal pain,
• Skin rash,
• Allergic reaction,
• Altered vision,
• Back pain,
Expert advice for Sirdalud
• Alcohol should be avoided while taking tizanidine tablets as it may increase sleepiness.
• Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you experience blurred vision, sleepiness, dizziness or low blood pressure while being treated with tizanidine.
• Do not stop the treatment suddenly as it may increase blood pressure or heart rate.
• Do not start or continue the tizanidine and consult your doctor If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or taking contraceptive pills.
Q: Does tizanidine contain sulfa or asprin?
A: Sirdalud 2 mg does not contain sulfa and aspirin.
Q: Is tizanidine a NSAID, blood thinner, or muscle relaxer?
A: Sirdalud 2 mg is not a NSAID, blood thinner. It is a muscle relaxant.
Q: Is tizanidine stronger than Flexeril?
A: Flexeril is a brand name for drug cyclobenzaprine, which is also used as a muscle relaxant. Effect of the drug may vary upon individual response. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
Q: Is tizanidine water soluble?
A: Tizanidine is a lipid-soluble drug; it is only slightly soluble in water and methanol.
Q: Is tizanidine gluten free?
A: Tizanidine is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.