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Why did my doctor prescribe tizanidine?

Tizanidine (Zanaflex) is mainly used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), a nerve disease. It is part of a class of drugs known as skeletal muscle relaxants, and one of its functions is to relieve muscle spasms. It works by slowing certain actions in the brain and nervous system, which in turn helps your muscles to relax.

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