baclofen

baclofen

Pronunciation: BAK loe fen

Brand: Lioresal

Baclofen 10 mg-GEN

round, white, imprinted with G, BN 10

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Baclofen 10 mg-MAJ

round, white, imprinted with 10, Z 4096

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Baclofen 10 mg-MYL

round, imprinted with BN 10, G

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Baclofen 10 mg-QUA

oval, white, imprinted with V, 22 65

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Baclofen 10 mg-TEV

round, white, imprinted with 4096, TV

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Baclofen 10 mg-WAT

round, white, imprinted with 10, DAN 5730

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Baclofen 10mg-QUA

round, white, imprinted with BAC 10, 832

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Baclofen 20 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with BN 20, G

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Baclofen 20 mg-QUA

oval, white, imprinted with V, 22 66

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Baclofen 20 mg-TEV

round, white, imprinted with 4097, TV

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Baclofen 20 mg-UPS

round, white, imprinted with 832 BC 20

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Baclofen 20 mg-WAT

round, white, imprinted with 20, DAN 5731

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What is the most important information I should know about baclofen?

Multum dizzy

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Multum noalcohol

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of baclofen.

Multum donot

Do not use baclofen at a time when muscle tone is needed to assure safe balance and movement for certain activities. In some situations, it may endanger your physical safety to be in a state of reduced muscle tone.

You may have withdrawal symptoms such as seizures or hallucinations, when you stop using baclofen after using it over a long period of time.

Multum donot

Do not stop using baclofen without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

Multum emt

Using baclofen may increase your risk of developing an ovarian cyst. Talk with your doctor about your specific risk.

What is baclofen?

Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and an antispastic agent.

Baclofen is used to treat muscle symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis, including spasm, pain, and stiffness.

Baclofen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking baclofen?

Multum donot

You should not use baclofen if you are allergic to it.

To make sure you can safely take baclofen, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • kidney disease;
  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder; or
  • a history of stroke or blood clots.
Multum emt

Using baclofen may increase your risk of developing an ovarian cyst. Talk with your doctor about your specific risk.

Multum nopreg

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether baclofen will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

Multum nobrfeed

It is not known whether baclofen passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using baclofen.

Multum nochild

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 12 years old.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine.

How should I take baclofen?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Multum emt

Call your doctor if your muscle symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of taking this medication.

Multum donot

Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor. You may have withdrawal symptoms such as seizures or hallucinations, when you stop using baclofen after using it over a long period of time. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

Multum rt

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Multum emt

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include muscle weakness, vomiting, drowsiness, dilated or pinpoint pupils, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or coma.

What should I avoid while taking baclofen?

Multum dizzy

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Multum noalcohol

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of baclofen.

Multum donot

Do not use baclofen at a time when muscle tone is needed to assure safe balance and movement for certain activities. In some situations, it may endanger your physical safety to be in a state of reduced muscle tone.

What are the possible side effects of baclofen?

Multum emt

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Multum donot

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • seizure (convulsions);
  • confusion, hallucinations; or
  • an uneven heartbeat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, tired feeling;
  • headache;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • nausea, constipation; or
  • urinating more often than usual.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect baclofen?

Multum dizzy

Before using baclofen, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, other muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by baclofen.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with baclofen. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about baclofen.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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