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Baclofen vs Zanaflex, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 47

This is personalized comparison of Baclofen vs Zanaflex for a female aged 47. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 4,814 female patients aged 43 who take the drugs are studied in Baclofen vs Zanaflex

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female43Spasticity

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Baclofen baclofenUsl Pharma
Zanaflex tizanidine hydrochlorideAcorda

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 43 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Baclofen (Usl Pharma)Zanaflex (Acorda)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Chest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain
PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
Asthenia (weakness)Fall
Drug IneffectiveMultiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)
FallPyrexia (fever)
DizzinessAnxiety
Influenza Like IllnessAsthenia (weakness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Baclofen (Usl Pharma)Zanaflex (Acorda)
Hearing LossChest Pain
Mouth Dry AggravatedInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Depression
Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessFall
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Dry Eyes Aggravated (lack of adequate tears)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Depression AggravatedBack Pain
Complicated Migraine (weakness, loss of vision, or difficulty speaking in addition to the headache)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Temperature Intolerance (inability to go in temperature)
Weight FluctuationChronic Fatigue Syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Baclofen2.38%24.40%33.93%29.76%9.52%
Zanaflex2.31%31.54%40.77%21.54%3.85%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Baclofen (baclofen) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Zanaflex (tizanidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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