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Why has my doctor prescribed generic tizanidine and not the brand?

Tizanidine is the generic version of a brand-name drug called Zanaflex. It's mainly used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), a nerve disease. Sometimes a doctor will prescribe a generic form of a drug because it's less expensive than the brand name.

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