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Movax Tablet Uses, Side Effects & Price in Pakistan

Dr. Arslan Shamim

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What is Movax?

Movax is a painkiller and an anti-inflammatory drug that works by reducing the concentration of chemicals that cause muscle spasms. Therefore, it enables the muscles to relax, hence reducing the pain.

Movax tablet uses

Movax is mostly used in disorders related to the muscles and skeletal system. Therefore, it is indicated for the treatment of pain or muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury or disease.

Chemical composition

The chemical composition of Movax is tizanidine. 

Alternate brands 

You can find the alternatives of Movax by the name of 

  • Turnelin
  • Soneta
  • Musidin  

Category 

The generic formula of Movax is tizanidine, which is a muscle relaxant. It works by reducing muscle spasms by lowering the concentration of chemicals that cause muscle spasms. Since it allows the muscles to relax, it helps reduce pain. 

Available forms of Movax

Movax is available in the form of tablets and Movax cream.

Available dosage strength of Movax

Movax is available as tablets in two different strengths:

  • Movax 2mg
  • Movax 4mg

What are the precautions of using Movax?

Allergic to Movax

If you are allergic to tizanidine, you must not take Movax or any other medicine with the same generic name as it can cause a life-threatening condition called anaphylactic shock. 

Low blood pressure

If you have a history of low blood pressure or if you are taking medicines to control high blood pressure, you must take Movax with caution.

Kidney disease

If you have kidney disease, take Movax with caution as it can worsen the preexisting condition. Do not forget to tell your healthcare provider about it. 

Liver diseases

Patients with liver disease should take Movax with caution. It is because your liver helps in the metabolism and excretion of drugs. When it does not work properly due to any disease, it can cause accumulation of the drug in your body, leading to severe adverse effects. 

Sedatives 

If you are already taking sedatives or sleeping aids, take Movax with caution as it can make you feel dizzy.

Alcohol 

If you drink alcohol, discuss it with a healthcare provider before taking Movax as it can make you feel dizzy. 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, do not take Movax unless your doctor advises it. It can affect the functioning of your baby’s heart, especially when taken in the third trimester. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult with a healthcare provider before taking it. 

Operating machinery 

Do not drive a car or operate any machinery while you take Movax, as it can cause sedation, which can eventually lead to accidents. 

Movax tablet price in Pakistan

The price of Movax 2mg tablet in Pakistan in 2022 is Rs. 15.91 per tablet approximately.

How to use Movax?

You should take Movax with a glass of water. Swallow it whole or break it into pieces if you can not. Moreover, you can take it with or without food. Follow the dose and frequency as advised by the doctor. Do not alter the dose and frequency, as it can lead to other problems. 

Before stopping its use, you must consult with a healthcare provider such as a general physician in Lahore. They will ask you to stop it gradually as if you stop it abruptly, it can cause your heart to beat faster. 

Movax dose 

At first, the person should take Movax 2mg daily that can be increased by 2mg slowly and gradually. In severe pain, the dose can be given up to 24mg in a day. 

Movax side effects

  • Arrhythmia
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth 
  • Fatigue
  • Hypotension 
  • Rebound hypertension 

Storage Conditions

  • Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children. 
  • Store it at room temperature.
  • Do not use it after the mentioned expiry date.

Prescription requirement

To buy a Movax tablet, you will need to have a prescription signed by your doctor. 

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Arslan Shamim
Dr. Arslan Shamim - Author Dr. Arslan Shamim is a Internal Medicine Specialist with 9 years of experience. You can book an in-person appointment or an online video consultation with Dr. Arslan Shamim through oladoc.com or by calling at 04238900939.
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