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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

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Lioresal (Definition)

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