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A 50-year-old male asked:

I am 50 years male, taking 25 mg atenolol daily for last 3 years. now i have stiff neck and muscle cramp can i take baclofen twice daily for 3 days?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
YES: Some NSAIDS can cause a mild temporary increae in BP and never use for a prolonged period of time.
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Baclofen, just to clarify, is NOT an NSAID. Its major side effects include sleepiness, dizziness & loss of coordination. This is true for most muscle relaxants since they work in the brain to relax muscles, not directly on the muscles themselves.
Sep 2, 2015
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Baclofen and atenelo: Should be Ok. May be a bit more drowsy,. Baclofen works in the spinal cord at monosynaptic/ polysynaptic afferent reflexes. May be a GABA analog. May have CNS effects and rarely can lower blood pressure . Atenelol is a B blocker it is cardioselective - specific for the heart. It has been associated with dizziness, fatigue. Take meds 2 hours apart and sit for 30-45 min after. f/u w/doc
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Last updated Sep 2, 2015
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