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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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Baclofen: 5mg. PO three times daily.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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