What is sirdalud?

Sirdalud®is a pharmaceutical medicinethat contains as an active ingredient tizanidine hydrochloride(1), a chemical compound that belongs to the line of medicines called skeletal muscle relaxants and withanalgesic effect.

To highlight: This pharmaceutical brand is made by the company calledNovartis Laboratory(2)

What is sirdalud for?

  • The sirdalud® thanks to its active substance, acts on the muscles of patients who suffer spasms and loss of toneas a result of a stroke, brain injuries or in the area of the spinal cord and multiple sclerosis, by slowing down the action of thebrainandcentral nervous systemto allow the muscles to relax.
  • It is used to treat:
    • Muscle spasm with pain, which may be associated with functional and static disorder of the spine (cervical and lumbar syndromes).
    • Spasticity due to neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, chronic myelopathy, degenerative spinal cord disease, stroke, and cerebral palsy. (3)

Dosage and routes of administration of sirdalud

Sirdalude® is soldas tablets or tablets, in boxes with 20 or 30 unitsof 2 mg, 4 mg or 6 mg. The administration of this medicine is oral and the dose for information purposes may be as follows:

  • Adults:Sirdalud® can be administered from 2 mg to 4 mg, 3 times a day. In severe cases, this dose can be adjusted progressively 1 or 2 times a week, at a rate of 2 to 4 mg per dose.

sirdalud side effects

The therapeutic treatment with sirdalud® Can cause some of the following adverse effects in a certain patient population:

  • Possible adverse reactions due to contact with any component of the formula.
  • Drowsiness, dizziness and bradycardia.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, diarrhea , vomiting and constipation .
  • Muscle weakness and fatigue.
  • Hallucinations , insomnia and sleep disorders .
  • Hypotension, sweating and dry mouth.
  • Hepatitis and liver failure.

Important: If any of these symptoms appear during treatment with sirdalud® or another not included in the list, please stop using it and consult your doctor .

Contraindications and warnings of sirdalud

The use of sirdalud® is contraindicated in the following circumstances:

  • Hypersensitivity to any component of the formula.
  • Patients with significant impairment of liver function.
  • Patients with kidney disease.
  • If you are being medicated with fluvoxamine or ciprofloxacin.
  • During pregnancy and breastfeeding .

You should know: Provide all the information regarding your health history to the treating doctor, before starting treatment with this drug.

Avoid if you have:

  • History of hypersensitivity to tizanidine.


  • Pharmaceutical products such as sirdalud® must be administered with a prescription or prescription.
  • Avoid driving vehicles or operating machinery during treatment with this drug.
  • Avoid the intake of alcoholic beverages when consuming sirdalud®.
  • Avoid abruptly withdrawing this drug from treatment, consult your doctor.
  • Do not consume this drug without the authorization of your doctor, if you are being medicated for other pathologies.
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.

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