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Baclofen Allergy In Children
Baclofen allergy: An allergy to baclofen could be classified as intolerable side effects from the medication such as lightheadedness, headaches, weakness; As well as "true allergy" with development of skin rash, itching, angioedema (i.e swelling around the eyes, lips, swelling of the tongue). ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
See below: An allergy describes a systemic response of the body's immune system to an antigen. The response can cause hives, itching, swelling, elevation of blood pressure and bronchoconstriction. An allergy to lioresal would basically be any combination of the above reactions in response to the intake of lioresal into the body. ...Read more
Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?
30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?
Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read more
Liorisal + Motival: Motival is a combination of a major tranquilizer and a tricyclic antidepressant. This combination alone can cause drowsiness. The muscle relaxant Liorisal will almost always cause drowsiness. I think you know where I'm heading here. If the same doctor did not prescribe both drugs, be sure each doctor is aware. And approves. Don't drive until you see how you are affected by the combo. NO ALCOHOL ...Read more
Yes: Assuming you are using Baclofen for spasticity due to e.g. Stroke or ms: a weak and hypertonic (spastic) leg may need some spasticity to keep the leg extended (straight) using antigravity muscles (hip and knee extensors, ankle plantarflexors). Reduction of tone by too high a dose of Baclofen may reduce the degree of spasticity below what is needed to keep the leg extended. ...Read more
Baclofen pump: A Baclofen pump is a device that uses an intrathecal (meaning directly into the spinal fluid) method of delivering the medication baclofen. Baclofen is a medication used for spasticity. The pump (surgically placed under skin of the abdomen) stores and releases prescribed amounts of medicine through a catheter. ...Read more
No but the person: Would not survive either unless protected in a pressurized environment such as on the space station. Then it would function assuming it could withstand the g or gravity forces necessary to get into space intact -i don't think that was a requirement of the fda to obtain marketing approval. ...Read more
Implanted device: Baclofen pump is used to treat chronic spasticity of lower extremities not treatable with oral medications. The pump is a sophisticated self contained pump that can deliver small volumes of medications (Baclofen in this case) constantly at a programmable rate, into the spinal fluid compartment in the lumbar spine, via a small silastic (plastic tube). Everything is implanted under the skin. ...Read more
Oxaprozin, baclofen: Oxaprozin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It may cause an increased risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart and blood vessel problems (eg, heart attack, stroke). Baclofen is a muscle relaxant and antispastic, so both can have analgesic type effects they are not the medication of choice. ...Read more
Anarex vs Baclofen:
Orphenadrine is a centrally acting muscle relaxant.
Baclofen is a GABA agonist that is classified as a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant and antispastic medication.
Based on reports from the FDA and social media Baclofen is more effective, but has more side effects. ...Read more
Baclofen VS Anarex: There is no such thing as "safer" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more