I've recently been put on Zanaflex for lower back pain/muscle spasms. So far I've found the medication to be a fairly good one. It does make me tired, but that's a side effect I can deal with to be out of pain.
The question I have is regarding dosage. I know you are all not doctors, but if you can share your experience/advice with me it would be most appreciated.
I have been prescribed 4mg capsules. The directions I've received are to have one two times a day up to two two times a day. I've been doing some searching on this medication and I noticed that dosage should be titrated, and the medication can be taken every 8 hours up to 3 times a day.
I've already taken two pills today, tolerated well it seems. They did make me tired, but that's ok.
Does anyone have experience taking this 3 times a day? I'd like to take 1 every 8 hours and maybe skip the time I'm at work (because of sedation). However, 1 pill twice a day seems to suggest that I should start with one every 12 hours. Yet, 2 pills 2 times a day is a total of 4 pills in a day...
To sum this up: What did you all start with dosage wise, and has anyone started with 3 in a day? Thanks in advance for the help. Any other advice on this med would be most appreciated too!