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Does Zanaflex cause elevated blood pressure levels?

I recently was put on Zanaflex as a migraine preventative. I take 3/4 a pill every night (tablets are 4mg each) I have noticed my blood pressure being high recently and taking this pill is the only thing I have changed as far as medication. Anywhere from 120/81 to 139/85. My blood pressure typically is really low 90 s/70 s so for me this is high. Before I make a dr. appt I was curious if this could be a side effect to Zanaflex and I should not take it anymore and see if things regulate better.
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Zanaflex medicine may cause decreased blood pressure; it won't cause elevation of blood pressure. Decresed salt intake, eat green leafy vegetables, regular exercise.

Please consult your physician, he/she will examine and treat you accordingly.

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

Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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