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what are the chemical components of baclofen?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
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Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Muscle relaxant: It is a derivative of gamma amino butyric acid.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there any side effects associated with baclofen?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Of course: Chest pain, seizure, headache and fatigue are just a few that are possible. Ask your doctor if you have any negative reactions to this or any other medication.
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What is the use for lioresal (baclofen)?

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Critical Care 23 years experience
Spasticity: Lioresal is a brand name for baclofen. This medication is used to reduce muscle spasticity, particularly after stroke or spinal cord injury. There is a commonly used oral form and a highly potent form that is administered directly into cerebrospinal fluid.
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Can I start taking motival with lioresal (baclofen)?

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Dr. Daniel Elskens
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Lioresal, (baclofen) motival: Relatively contraindicated secondary to additive central nervous system depression.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What happens when you take baclofen?

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Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 37 years experience
ONLY as prescribed.: The main danger of recreational use is high risk of overdose, as the substance takes few hours to onset during which the user may take more Baclofen thinking that he or she did not consume enough. Other common side effects include organ damage and powerful narcolepsy (uncontrolled sleepiness) by the end of experience. Do not used as recreational drug.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Does baclofen have any value?

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Dr. Suhas Pai
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Yes: Baclofen is useful as an agent to treat spasm or increased tone. The medication can be used in oral form and in cases of extreme spasticity, it is administered into the spinal fluid. This is usually done with a surgically implanted pump which can be refilled percutaneously (through the skin with a needle).

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