Tizanidine is primarily broken down by CYP1A2. Ciprofloxacin can inhibit CYP1A2 and cause higher tizanidine concentrations.
Tizanidine has a similar classification as clonidine. Pay attention to adverse effects like hypotension and bradycardia.
When patients taking routine tizanidine stop taking it, there is potential for a discontinuation syndrome that may lead to rebound hypertension.
Dry mouth and CNS depression are common adverse effects of tizanidine.
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