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What is the definition or description of: Baclofen allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Baclofen allergy?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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What is the definition or description of: Lioresal allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lioresal allergy?

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

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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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.....?

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

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Can children and teenagers take baclofen?

Can children and teenagers take baclofen?

Probably safe,: But the drug is designed to treat spasticity, and since this can be caused by several conditions, should discuss fully with your doctor about the available options. ...Read more

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How soon will baclofen work?

How soon will baclofen work?

Hours orally.: It may take hours orally. Not for recreational use, please. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take two 10 mg of baclofen?

In dose range: With Baclofen always check with your doctor on changing doses as stopping abruptly, changing abruptly can cause side effects that could be hazardous. But 20mg is within the recommended dose range. ...Read more

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Can I take baclofen and flexiral together?

Can I take baclofen and flexiral together?

Possible BUT: Both drugs can promote drowsiness and dizziness, and together may result in difficult function. If used together might need to carefully titrate doses to tolerance. Work closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which pills have the same effect as baclofen?

Which pills have the same effect as baclofen?

Dantrolene: Dantrolene and tizanidine are also used in spasticity treatment although they mechanism of action is different from baclofen. ...Read more

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Baclofen 120mg a day 40 mg - 3 times a day. What are the risk if any?

Baclofen 120mg a day 40 mg - 3 times a day. What are the risk if any?

Baclofen: Some side-effects are dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, confusion, muscle weakness, numbness or tingling hands & feet, mood changes. More adverse effects when combined with Tramadol. Consult your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Does baclofen alleviate myositis?

Does baclofen alleviate myositis?

No: Baclofen can sometime help muscle spastic conditions due to stroke or multiple sclerosis but it will not help myositis which is an inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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How effective is Baclofen for treating Lou Gehrig's disease?

How effective is Baclofen for treating Lou Gehrig's disease?

Baclofen Lou Gehrig: I have not heard of baclofen being used in Lou Gehrig's disease and it would not be used as a treatment but rather might be used to treat muscle spasms. ...Read more

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If I'm taking lioresal, (baclofen) can I start taking motival too?

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

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Can baclofen lead to my leg buckling?

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

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What is a baclofen pump?

What is a baclofen pump?

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

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What is a baclofen pump and how installed?

Infusion pump: The pump is placed in the abdominal wall and the catheter is placed intrathecally
in the spine. It delivers the drug according to the needs of the patient. ...Read more

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Would a baclofen pump work in outer space?

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

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What is the treatment for baclofen overdose?

What is the treatment for baclofen overdose?

Stop the drug: First stop the drug and treat symptoms including support of vital functions untill Baclofen effect is worn off. ...Read more

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What is a baclofen pump and how is it put in?

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

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Does baclofen work fast for bladder retention?

Does baclofen work fast for bladder retention?

It can: Baclofen is a skeletal muscle relaxant. If the retention is caused by non-relaxing pelvic floor muscles, then a muscle relaxant such as Baclofen can be very effective and can start to work within a few days. ...Read more

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Can I take oxaprozin or baclofen for a toothache?

Can I take oxaprozin or baclofen for a toothache?

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

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What are the requirements to install a baclofen pump?

What are the requirements to install a baclofen pump?

Positive test: If the pump deemed clinically necessary a test dose is injected via lumbar puncture and physical therapist performs functional assessment. If spasticity decreased the pump will be indicated. ...Read more

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Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller+orphenadine)?

Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller+orphenadine)?

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

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Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller + orphenadine)?

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

Baclofen Allergy (Definition)

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, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Hejtmanek
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Baclofen (Definition)

Baclofen is used to reduce discomfort related to "muscle spasms" from a variety of causes. It is commonly used to treat spasticity - which is a constant "muscle spasm" commonly associated with prior brain ...Read more