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Analar
 
Generic:
Tizanidine
 
Therapeutic Class:
Muscle relaxants
 
Composition:
Each tablet contains 2 mg tizanidine base.
 
Description:
Analar is a centrally acting a2-adrenergic agonist.
 
Indications:
Painful muscle spasms associated with static and functional disorders of the spine (cervical and lumber syndromes)

Painful muscle spasms following surgery e.g. for herniated intervertebral disc or osteoarthritis of the hip

Spasticity due to neurological disorders e.g. degenerative spinal cord diseases, chronic myelopathy, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and cerebrovascular accidents.
 
Dosage:
Children:

The use of Analar in children is not recommended.

Adults:

For relief of painful muscle spasms:
The dose of Analar is 2 to 4 mg thrice daily. In severe conditions, an extra dose of 2 or 4 mg may be taken at night.

For spasticity due to neurological disorders:
The initial daily dose may be increased stepwise at half-weekly or weekly intervals by 2 to 4 mg but initially it should not exceed 6 mg given in 3 divided doses. The optimum therapeutic response is achieved when daily dose is between 12 and 24 mg, administered in 3 to 4 divided doses. The total daily dose should not exceed 36 mg.
 
Presentations:
2 mg tab, 10’s