Baclofen is employed to treat muscle spasms caused by certain conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury/disease). It works by helping to relax the muscle tissue.
Take this medication by lips with or without food as directed by your medical professional, frequently 3 times a day. To reduce your risk of adverse effects, your medical practitioner may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dosage. Follow your doctor's directions very carefully.
The dosage is dependant on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than recommended.
Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it. Each day to help you remember, take it at the same times. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become even worse when this medication is suddenly stopped. Also, you might experience withdrawal symptoms such as hallucinations and seizures. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your pharmacist or doctor for additional information, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
It may take 1 to 2 months or longer to get the full benefit from this medicine. Tell your physician if the condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, tiredness, frustration, trouble sleeping, nausea, increased urination, or constipation might occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Remember that the medical practitioner has recommended this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious adverse effects.
Tell your doctor appropriate away when you have any adverse that is serious, including: mental/mood changes (such as for instance confusion, depression, hallucinations).
a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get help that is medical away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), serious dizziness, difficulty breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report adverse effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical advice about side-effects. You could report effects that are side wellness Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking baclofen, tell your medical practitioner or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which could cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist to get more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your history that is medical of: kidney disease, mental/mood disorders (like schizophrenia), brain disorders (such as seizures, swing).
This drug might make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Avoid beverages that are alcoholic.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about most of the services and products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and natural products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the relative side ramifications of this drug, specially drowsiness and mental/mood changes (such as confusion).
During pregnancy, this medicine must be utilized only if clearly needed. Discuss the dangers and benefits with your physician.
This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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