This question was answered on Thu 13, Nov 2008 10:02am by Dr Rowena S, MD

Is zanaflex a narcotic, and will it show up on a drug test?

Asked by Unregistered (Female; 26 ) on Wed 12, Nov 2008 03:48pm

Will zanaflex appear on a drug test, and is it a narcotic?

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Answer by Dr Rowena S, MD  on Thu 13, Nov 2008 10:02am:

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Comment by Dr Sylvester, MD on Wed 12, Nov 2008 11:45pm:
Hi there, Zanaflex (Tizanidine) is a short-acting muscle relaxer. It works by blocking nerve impulses (pain sensations) that are sent to your brain. Zanaflex is used to treat spasticity by temporarily relaxing muscle tone. Zanaflex is not a narcotic drug and you need not worry about it showing up in your urine although it is excreted in the urine and feces. If you have any further queries do get in touch with me. Regards,

Comment by janne on Wed 07, Sep 2011 10:24pm:
my son is 23. he wants to take this zanex and i am nervous about it because he was addicted to Ambien and has been in treatment twice for that as well as alcohol. will this become another addiction for him? he has muscle aches alot and gets stiff. Can it interact with coffee, Zyprexa or any natural supplements? he was given clonidine for help at treatment and tells me this is similar. he has normal to above normal BP. will this be good for him?

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