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Doctor insights on: Baclofen Ocd

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What is baclofen used for?

What is baclofen used for?

Spasticity: Typically used for the increase in muscle tone associated with stroke, spinal cord or brain injury, multiple sclerosis, but may have some benefit in controlling the intense facial pain of trigeminal neuralgia. ...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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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

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What is prescription baclofen made up of?

Baclofen and pain: Although baclofen is classified as a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant, it is commonly used in the management of paroxysmal neuralgias such as trigeminal neuralgia. Baclofen is a GABA agonist that is considered a first-line analgesic for this type of pain, but can also be used as a second-line analgesic for the continuous neuralgias. ...Read more

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What is different between baclofen and mebeverine hcl?

What is different between baclofen and mebeverine hcl?

Indication & purpose: Mebeverine is an anti-spasmodic agent used to treat stomach cramps typically associated w/irritable bowel syndrome (http://www.Drugs.Com/international/mebeverine.Html). Baclofen is also an anti-spasmodic agent but used specifically to relieve pain from large muscle groups in spasm (http://www.Drugs.Com/search.Php?Searchterm=baclofen). Talk to your doc about why each is prescribed for you. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is baclofen safe to take while pregnant?

Not Really: Little information is available about the potential risks of using baclofen when pregnant. Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Also, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a pregnancy Category C rating. ...Read more

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I took a baclofen an hour ago is it safe to take a loratab now?

YES but: watch your ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE ! Loratab has some and some preparations of BACLOFEN may also contain this medication! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is long term baclofen use even bad on ur kidneys at all or have i been told wrong?

Is long term baclofen use even bad on ur kidneys at all or have i been told wrong?

See below: Baclofen use is not bad on your kidneys, however if you have bad kidneys, then the dose should be decreased or it should be avoided depending on severity of kidney function. ...Read more

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Does taking celexa (citalopram) concurrently with Baclofen cause people to be less mentally alert?

Does taking celexa (citalopram) concurrently with Baclofen cause people to be less mentally alert?

Yes, definitely: There is no drug interactions between these drugs. However, the most common side effects associated with Celexa (citalopram) and Baclofen are drowsiness, weakness and dizziness, thus may make you feel more sleepy or lightheaded and less mentally alert. ...Read more

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I've got taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Are there alternatives?

Yes: Both are actually good medications, but there are other options. While i don't recommend jumping to ativan, (lorazepam) it is an excellent muscle relaxer. Have you tried dantrolene? Its not a great first line but can be used. Botulinum toxin is excellent with injections as well. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Baclofen 10mg for neck spasms. What can I expect?Does it raise/lower BP?Knock me out?

Sedating: It affects people different. It is somewhat sedating for most people so take the first dose when you do not need to drive or operate machinery just to see how it is going to affect you. It should not knock you out but can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed baclofen to take as needed. Worried from the withdrawal symptoms I've read. Worried she prescribed it wrong?

Dr prescribed baclofen to take as needed. Worried from the withdrawal symptoms I've read. Worried she prescribed it wrong?

Ok to wait: Back often is a muscle relaxer. It is not a life saving medication. I cannot think of any situation in which not taking it would pose a long term risk. If you are concerned wait and talk to your doctor. This type of medication is always about balancing risk and benefit. Most patients tolerate back often well, do not have withdrawal problems, and get relief from muscle spasm. ...Read more

Dr. Jane McMillan
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