Zanaflex 2 mg Capsules
Zanaflex® (tizanidine hydrochloride) is a prescription drug approved for the treatment of spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis, spinal injury, or other illnesses. It is a short-acting medication that does not provide around-the-clock relief, since each dose lasts only for three to six hours. The medication comes in the following strengths and forms:
- Zanaflex 2 mg capsules
- Zanaflex 4 mg capsules and tablets
- Zanaflex 6 mg capsules.
For treating spasticity, the usual starting dosage is 4 mg every six to eight hours as needed, up to a maximum of three doses per 24 hours. Your healthcare provider may gradually increase this amount as needed.
(Click Zanaflex Dosage for a closer look at the 2-mg capsules, including information on using Zanaflex in children and teens.)