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Review: Tizanidine hydrochloride side effects

In this review, we analyze Tizanidine hydrochloride side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Tizanidine hydrochloride. The review is based on 1,208 people who have side effects while taking Tizanidine hydrochloride from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Tizanidine hydrochloride

Tizanidine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 1,553 users) has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (tizanidine hydrochloride): Zanaflex.

On Feb, 7, 2015: 1,208 people who reported to have side effects when taking Tizanidine hydrochloride are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedHallucination, Visual (seeing things that aren't there)High Blood PressureHypokalaemia (low potassium)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Dysaesthesia (abnormal sensation)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedHair LossNeutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)VomitingParotitis (inflammation of a parotid gland)Pain
DizzinessDiffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (cancer of b cells, a type of white blood cell)Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedConstipation AggravatedNeutropenic Sepsis (whole body infection is caused by a condition in which the number of white blood cells (called neutrophils) in the blood is low. neutrophils help the body to fight infection)Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)Low Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)Pyrexia (fever)
Suicide AttemptHypertonia (abnormal increase in muscle tension and a reduced ability of a muscle to stretch)Intentional OverdoseBack InjuryFungal Sepsis (whole body infection by fungus)Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)Erectile DysfunctionVomiting
PneumoniaHepatic Function AbnormalMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Depression Postmenopausal (depression during menopause is a mood disorder characterized by symptoms of persistent sadness, and apathy, as well as physical symptoms)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Loss Of ConsciousnessSwollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedMissed Periods (skipped menstrual cycle)DizzinessAnaemia (lack of blood)Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Diarrhoea
Pyrexia (fever)Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)Pain - Head (pain in head)Basilar Migraine (migraine with neurological symptoms related to the brain stem or with neurological symptoms on both sides of the body)Condition AggravatedMuscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Abdominal Pain
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Hearing LossHot Flushes (sudden feelings of heat)Pericardial Effusion (fluid around the heart)Disturbance In AttentionHeadache (pain in head)
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)Migraine (headache)Hypomagnesaemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood)Emotional DistressFall
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Muscle Rigidity (muscle stiffness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Weight Gain - UnintentionalInsomnia (sleeplessness)Pain In ExtremityDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Most common side effects by gender * :

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
PainPyrexia (fever)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Headache (pain in head)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Asthenia (weakness)
Abdominal PainDizziness
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Depression
FallThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)

Most common side effects by age * :

Accidental ExposureNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Cardiac DisorderVentricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)PainVomiting
Rectal Prolapse (falling of rectum from normal place)Cardiac DisorderVomitingCardiac ArrestDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pyrexia (fever)Anaemia (lack of blood)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Epstein-barr Virus InfectionTorsade De Pointes (a abnormal heart rate with abnormal beating pattern)Suicide AttemptHeadache (pain in head)PneumoniaMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
PneumoniaInjuryPainLoss Of ConsciousnessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)AnxietySomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Sudden DeathHypersensitivityComa (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)Pyrexia (fever)FallEmotional DistressAsthenia (weakness)
Bradyarrhythmia (heart slowness)Abdominal TendernessDrug DependenceSyncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Abdominal PainPyrexia (fever)
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionAsthenia (weakness)VomitingCoughDiarrhoea
Abscess (pus)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Drug IneffectiveMultiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)DizzinessDiverticulum (out pouching of a hollow (or a fluid-filled) structure in the body)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypotonia (low muscle tone)Food Intolerance (inability to have food)Sudden DeathMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Abdominal PainBlood Potassium DecreasedAltered State Of Consciousness (altered state of mind)ConstipationHypophagia (reduced food intake)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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