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Prescribed 10mg oral baclofen for "ms hug", experiencing nausea and vomiting. What can I do to alleviate it? Pepto, ginger, mint haven't helped.

Prescribed 10mg oral baclofen for "ms hug", experiencing nausea and vomiting. What can I do to alleviate it? Pepto, ginger, mint haven't helped.

Use different med: Suggest considering a switch to an alternative medication which does not cause your symptoms, but might work well for spasticity, and perhaps tizanidine would be of value. Ms hug usually refers to spinal cord inflammation, which should be treated with steroids or acthar, as could represent a relapse. Also, do not see specific ms med on your list. Do you have a neurologist? If not, you need one. ...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


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Please describe the medication: baclofen?

Please describe the medication: baclofen?

A muscle relaxant: 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 and spinal cord injury. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the uses of baclofen?

Need expert help here. What are the uses of baclofen?

Baclofen: Baclofen is drug that can be given by mouth or by direct deliver to the spine by a pump that is implanted in the abdomen. The drug is typically used for spasticity, that is rigidity in the the muscles. It is sometimes used for pain control in trigeminal neuralgia, a type of facial pain. ...Read more

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Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Be careful: Both are muscle relaxants with different uses. Spasticity and severe spasm are treated with baclofen, while cyclobenzaprine is commonly used to treat milder spasm. ...Read more

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Can baclofen lead to my leg buckling?

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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Does baclofen show on urine drug test?

No: Baclofen acts on the same receptors as do benzodiazepines, which may be tested for in some kinds of tests, but it is not tested for in usual test kits, and is chemically unrelated to those medications. ...Read more

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Could baclofen be found in a urine test?

No: Baclofen does not show up on the standard urine tests. It is not a controlled drug, therefore would not be tested for. ...Read more

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having ...Read more