Other Important Information on Tizanidine
What If I Take an Overdose?An overdose with this medication may be dangerous, and some deaths have been reported. If you happen to take too much tizanidine, seek immediate medical attention.
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What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you forget to take your tizanidine dose, you may want to take it as soon as possible or skip the dose, depending on when you need the medication to work the best. Keep in mind that the effects of a dose peak about one to two hours after taking it, and the medicine usually stops working within three to six hours. Do not take a double dose.
Can I Buy Generic Tizanidine?This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Zanaflex for more information).
Brand-name tizanidine is made by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers.
This medication comes in the following strengths and forms:
Brand-name tizanidine 2 mg tablets were once available, but the manufacturer stopped making them. Generic versions of the 2-mg tablets are still available.