Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a medication that is popularly known as a muscle relaxant. Zanaflex is used for the treatment of muscle spasms such as muscle tightness and cramps caused by particular disorders such as spinal injury and multiple sclerosis (a disorder in which the nerves do not fulfill their purpose accurately, and people may feel a loss of muscle synchronization, weakness, and numbness).
This medicine functions by delaying the pain sensations, also known as nerve impulses, that are directed to the brain. Zanaflex is used for treating spasticity by momentarily soothing the muscles. Zanaflex belongs to a group of medicines known as musculoskeletal relaxants.
This medication slows down the action in our brain and nervous system in order to relax the muscles.