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Zanaflex vs Robaxin-750, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 44

This is personalized comparison of Zanaflex vs Robaxin-750 for a female aged 44. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,917 female patients aged 39 who take the drugs are studied in Zanaflex vs Robaxin-750

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female39Muscle Spasms

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Zanaflex tizanidine hydrochlorideAcorda
Robaxin-750 methocarbamolSchwarz Pharma

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 39 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Zanaflex (Acorda)Robaxin-750 (Schwarz Pharma)
Sleepiness2.33%1.38%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zanaflex (Acorda)Robaxin-750 (Schwarz Pharma)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
PainChest Pain
Asthenia (weakness)Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
AnxietyFibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
Chest PainHeadache (pain in head)
DepressionDrug Ineffective
DizzinessDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
FallDizziness

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zanaflex (Acorda)Robaxin-750 (Schwarz Pharma)
Hearing LossLower Leg Pain
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)
Chest PainMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
DepressionDepression
Bacterial InfectionLethargy (tiredness)
Anxiety
Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zanaflex1.71%35.90%35.04%21.37%5.98%
Robaxin-7505.77%34.62%46.15%13.46%0.00%

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Related topic: Muscle Spasms, Robaxin-750, Zanaflex

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On eHealthMe, Zanaflex (tizanidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) is often used to treat back pain - low. 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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