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Dr. Jane McMillan
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Lioresal (Overview)

Lioresal is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


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What is the use for lioresal (baclofen)?

What is the use for lioresal (baclofen)?

Lioresal (baclofen): is classified as a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant, it is commonly used in the management of paroxysmal neuralgias such as trigeminal neuralgia. Lioresal (baclofen) should never be discontinued suddenly after prolonged use because of the risk of developing anxiety, hallucinations and tachycardia. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane McMillan
166 doctors shared insights

Lioresal (Overview)

Lioresal is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


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Is an optometrist allowed to prescribe neurotin or baclofen for ataxia?

Is an optometrist allowed to prescribe neurotin or baclofen for ataxia?

Of course not: Only medicines for the eyes. And if they are allowed, you'd be nuts to take it- ataxia is a serious medical condition that requires the attention of an M.D.- likely a neurologist. ...Read more

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Slightly different ingredients than baclofen - that does not have the nasty depression side effect?

Slightly different ingredients than baclofen - that does not have the nasty depression side effect?

Altermative Baclofen: Other meds which affect GABA in the brain and spinal cord can help with muscle tension and spasm, such as gabapentin, which also pays a variable dividend in pain relief sometimes. A humble otc antihistamine, phenyltoloxamine citrate, used to completely relieve my spasm. U cd get it in an older formulation of percogesic, but sadly it's now Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as anti-hist agent now, which can help, too. Spasm. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects associated with baclofen?

Are there any side effects associated with baclofen?

Of course: Chest pain, seizure, headache and fatigue are just a few that are possible. Ask your doctor if you have any negative reactions to this or any other medication. ...Read more

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What is the use for lioresal (baclofen)?

Lioresal (baclofen): is classified as a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant, it is commonly used in the management of paroxysmal neuralgias such as trigeminal neuralgia. Lioresal (baclofen) should never be discontinued suddenly after prolonged use because of the risk of developing anxiety, hallucinations and tachycardia. ...Read more

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May i take "Nicotinell 21mg/24h "patch with "Lioresal 100 mg/ Day?

Nicotine/Lioresal: I don't believe there are any bad interactions - the nicotine in the patch is like smoking a pack of cigarettes. I would go ahead and use the two. If you do start to have any side effects - you can easily remove the nicotine patch. ...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

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