Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: ciprofloxacin, fluvoxamine. norfloxacin
If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting tizanidine.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: antiarrhythmics (e.g., amiodarone, mexiletine, propafenone, verapamil), birth control pills, blood pressure drugs (e.g., ACE inhibitors such as lisinopril, beta blockers such as propranolol, clonidine, methyldopa, guanabenz, guanfacine), cimetidine, drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove tizanidine from your body (e.g., zileuton, ticlopidine, acyclovir, fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as norfloxacin), “water pills” (e.g., furosemide, thiazides).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicine for sleep (e.g., sedatives), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, or tricyclics such as amitriptyline), tranquilizers. Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.
Do not use non-prescription medications that contain cimetidine for relief of upset stomach or heartburn.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.