Tizanidine hydrochloride 4 mg has two main brands APO TI-4 and M 724. The main uses of tizanidine hydrochloride include symptom relief for muscle spasms and headaches. It also serves as a skeletal muscle relaxant. Be careful if using this medication while pregnant. Tizanidine hydrochloride is not under the jurisdiction of the Controlled Substances Act; APO TI-4 and M 724 do not apply.
How Does APO TI-4 (Tizanidine 4 mg) Work?
APO TI-4 and M 724 are most commonly used for muscle relaxants, and play essential roles in solving severe cramps, spasms, or tight muscles, symptoms in spine injuries and individuals with multiple sclerosis. By relaxing the muscles, tizanidine hydrochloride decreases movement by reducing the number of receptive neurons associated with muscle movement, and thus causing the détente.
Tizanidine hydrochloride affects the neurons in the nervous system. The effects of APO TI-4 or M 724 are usually felt within an hour of ingesting the medication.
The major brands of tizanidine hydrochloride include: APO TI-4 and M 724. Specific forms and variations of tizanidine hydrochloride are not available in all countries. As with anything, check with your doctor before ingesting medicine.
How to Take APO TI-4 (Tizanidine 4 mg) Safely
The recommended starting dose involves no more than 3 doses of 2 mg of tizanidine hydrochloride per day, in order to avoid negative side effects. The dosage is increased, typically in 2-4 mg intervals, until reaching the most common dosage at 8 mg, taken 3 times daily. However, scientists strongly recommend no more than 36 mg of tizanidine hydrochloride within a day.
When it comes to choosing the appropriate dosage, several factors such as body weight, other conditions, and other medications play a vital role. All of these affect the dosage that the doctor will recommend. Always follow the doctor’s recommendation.
Tizanidine hydrochloride can be taken with or without an empty stomach, although ingesting the medicine with food has increased the side effects. Regardless of how one takes the medicine, professionals recommend taking the medicine consistently (either with food or without, not both).
Doctors also recommend taking APO TI-4 at a consistent time each day to maximize results. They caution patients to take the medicine as soon as possible, if one remembers the time of the dose, but if it is much later, skip the dose and return to the original schedule. Double dosing or making up a dose can lead to negative health effects, so avoid this at all costs.
Possible Side Effects of APO TI-4 (Tizanidine 4 mg)
APO TI-4 can result in many side effects. Signs of an allergic reaction include: difficulty breathing, short and shallow breathing; swelling of the face, throat, or tongue; hives and rashes. If you have any of these symptoms, seek emergency help as soon as possible.
Other side effects can include: being lightheaded, feeling faint, or a slow heart rate; hallucinations, confusion, or unusual behavior; a burning sensation or pain while urinating; stomach pain, and the resulting loss of appetite; the yellowing of the eyes (jaundice); and colored urine or feces.
Less severe side-effects include dizziness, dry mouth, fever, stomach pain, a tingling or numbing feeling, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, muscles weaknesses, skin rashes, and increased muscle tone or spasms.
Seek a doctor if these symptoms persist.
Warning and Precautions
APO TI-4 and M 724 should be taken for daily activities that result in muscle spasms. This medicine should not be used in conjunction with Luvox, an antidepressant, or Cipro, an antibiotic.
Tizanidine hydrochloride should not be used when muscle tone is needed for balance and movement. If muscle tone drops too much, it can place the patient’s life in danger.
In order to have the best results, consistency is best. If you switch between capsules and tablets, or you change the way to take it concerning eating, you are more likely to experience side effects and the effects of M 724 may be decreased. Always contact your doctor if you make any changes to the way you take the drug.
Other medications can add to the sleepiness, making the side effect worse than associated with APO TI-4 and M 724 alone. Additionally, alcohol exacerbates the side effects and increases the likelihood of developing symptoms.
APO TI-4 should be stored out of the sunlight and away from heat. Additionally, it should be placed in a location away from a child’s reach. It should not be disposed of in the water (sink or toilet) or the trash. When it comes to disposal, ask your doctor.
Side effects of stopping the usage of the drug include high blood pressure, the resuming of muscle spasms, and rapid heart rate.
Remember to consult your doctor when considering taking APO TI-4 or M 724 and if any side effects occur.