Tizafen

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Tizafen Information

Tizafen is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. Secondary and off-label uses of Tizafen have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Tizafen is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Tizafen as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Tizafen are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Tizafen is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Tizafen has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Tizafen related warnings section.

Tizafen is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Asthma, Bleeding, Stomach Infection are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Tizafen contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Tizafen have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Tizafen is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Tizafen Benefits & Uses

Tizafen is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Tizafen Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Osteoarthritis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 402 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: strength 2 mg tizanidine and 400 mg ibuprofen in one capsule
Geriatric
  • Disease: Osteoarthritis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 402 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: strength 2 mg tizanidine and 400 mg ibuprofen in one capsule


Tizafen Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Tizafen is used -

Severe

Moderate

  • पेट दर्द
  • Diarrhoea
  • Epigastric Pain
  • पेट की गैस
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations

Mild

Tizafen Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Tizafen safe for pregnant women?


    Tizafen should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

  • Is the use of Tizafen safe during breastfeeding?


    Tizafen may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

  • What is the effect of Tizafen on the Kidneys?


    Tizafen may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

  • What is the effect of Tizafen on the Liver?


    Tizafen may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

  • What is the effect of Tizafen on the Heart?


    Tizafen may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.



Severe Interaction of Tizafen with Other Drugs

Tizafen should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Tizafen Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Tizafen unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Tizafen

  • Is this Tizafen habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Tizafen is addictive.

Tizafen Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Tizafen


    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Tizafen, due to a lack of research on this.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Tizafen


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Tizafen and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.



Frequently asked Questions about Tizafen

Question almost 4 years ago

Does Tizafen cause dizziness?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Dizziness is a feeling of light-headedness and unbalance. Yes, Tizafen has been associated with dizziness and overdose may cause fainting as well. Therefore, if you experience dizziness do not force yourself to perform any activity instead lie down take rest and inform your doctor if it persists for more than half an hour.

Question over 3 years ago

Can Tizafen cause ulcers of bleeding problems?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Tizafen can cause bleeding problems, ulcers, and perforation in stomach and intestine. These complications might develop during any phase of the treatment without warning symptoms. The risk may be aggravated for people who consume NSAIDs for a long period of time, who are elderly, who have poor health and who drink alcohol while taking Tizafen. It is important that you talk to your doctor if you ever had ulcers or any kind of bleeding disorders. Talk to your doctor immediately if you start developing symptoms like vomiting with blood, bloody stools, heartburn, and stomach pain

Question almost 4 years ago

Can Tizafen cause weight gain?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Yes, Tizafen can cause weight gain. Weight gain is one of the adverse effects of taking it as it causes fluid retention or worsens the existing fluid retention. It is therefore important that if you notice these changes in your body and immediately speak to a doctor in case of an adverse reaction to Tizafen. Do not use it for long-term until and unless recommended.

Question over 3 years ago

Does Tizafen have muscle relaxant properties?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

No, Tizafen is not a muscle relaxant. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with aches, sprains, and strains. 

Question over 3 years ago

Is Tizafen safe in migraine?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Tizafen is suitable for the treatment of a migraine as it leads to pain alleviation. Several studies have also documented the efficacy of Tizafen in migraine pain. However, if you don't get a relief from Tizafen, please talk to your doctor immediately to prescribe your other options. 



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

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US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Motrin® (Ibuprofen)

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KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 358-359



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