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Can Tizanidine or Baclofen be taken instead of Cyclobenzaprine?

i take cyclobenzaprine for a few years now for musle pain now my insurance carrier wants me to try tizanidine or baclofen what ive read about thes two medications is mind bogling im scared to switch i have not any side effects from cyclo. but they say its because i will not need prior authourazion for each of thes medications
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
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Hello,

You can safely switch to baclofen to tizanidine. It is safer and better tolerated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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Can Tizanidine or Baclofen be taken instead of Cyclobenzaprine?

Hello, You can safely switch to baclofen to tizanidine. It is safer and better tolerated. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician