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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
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
See below: An allergy describes a systemic response of the body's immune system to an antigen. The response can cause hives, itching, swelling, elevation of blood pressure and bronchoconstriction. An allergy to lioresal would basically be any combination of the above reactions in response to the intake of lioresal into the body. ...Read more
Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?
Critique: Trivastal, a newer Dopamine agonist, is not available in the usa, but might be a choice. Sifrol, pramipexole, is likely your safest and best starting drug. There is no role for lioresal, (baclofen) and Artane is literally "poison" and is not used in the usa. Choose the doc who recommended sifrol. ...Read more
Yes: Several studies have shown that Baclofen (liorisal®) can reduce or eliminate alcohol withdrawal. This is not surprising, because this drug is a direct gaba-acting agent and GABA is the neurotransmitter that is also affected by benzodiazepines like Valium and librium, and work in withdrawal. However, it can cause physical dependence as well if used for prolonged periods. ...Read more
Indications: Baclofen is a drug originally indicated for treatment of spasticity, and has been used off label with some pain conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia. Am unaware of any direct benefits in alcoholism unless the above complications have occurred. Since it is metabolized through the liver, might make certain that liver has not been damaged. ...Read more
Is it best to stagger new medications, i.e. start one a week or so before introducing another. I have started Gabapentin and have Baclofen prescribed. Maybe I should wait to add Baclofen until I've gotten to a full dose of Gabapentin?
If possible, yes: It is helpful if your Doctor agrees-let them know and discuss with them, as if you start both meds at the same time, you may not know which one genuinely helps and or if you get an adverse reaction/side effect, you would not know which one caused it, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more
A lot of stress BP tests rate me as extreme stress amount. Could the reading be off due to medications I take? Baclofen, vicodin and atarax (hydroxyzine)
Doubt it: None of the medications you take directly increase your blood pressure. Of course all medication are metabolized in liver and excreted in kidney so if you have medical issues with your kidneys then you have to have a discussion with your doctor who can give you specific information good luck. ...Read more
Baclofen good medication for spasticity due to peripheral neuropathy? Cyclobenzaprine better choice??
I was prescribed 10 mg of Baclofen for a back sprain/tightness. Is constipation a common side effect? Will it go away as I take the medication?
Common side effect: Unfortunately baclofen does cause constipation as a side effect in many patients. Cases of intestinal obstruction have been linked to the use of baclofen as well. My recommendation is to either reduce the dose or to visit your GP and change over to an alternative medication such as Orphenadrine. You can also try increasing your fluid and fibre intake as well as taking mild laxatives. ...Read more
Are there recommended medications for extreme MS fatigue, other than Phentermine? I take Neurontin and Baclofen, and occasional Phentermine.
MS Rx: The treatment of MS is very complex. Recommend you go to uptodate and review this. Then discuss with your team. ...Read more
Doctor the patient has the continuous hiccups with the medications baclofen the patient had the excess urination dehydration and swelling of brain?
Unclear: Unclear what question you are asking, please resubmit question ...Read more
Very swollen feet/ankles that are painful and cause shattered little spider veins. Medications: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, baclofen and methadone. Medication caused?
Complicated: A little unusual to say that you feet/ankles are painful with swelling...swelling is common but often painless. Most serious causes of swelling would be heart failure (unusual at your age), kidney, liver disease. Could be problems with veins (poor valves causing sluggish return of blood to heart). Reviewed your meds...see no reason to suspect them. Need good evaluation...start with primary care ...Read more
My pain dr says I can't take my celexa with my baclofen (he approved 4 9 months) is there another drug 2 take in place of baclofen? Besides zanaflex (tizanidine)?
Need to ask Pain Doc: Yes, you have other options but you need to ask your pain doc. First, epocrates claims no significant interaction btwn Celexa (citalopram) & baclofen. Drugs. Com says there is a possible interaction http://bit. Ly/heiote. Second, alternatives to Baclofen & tizanidine include cyclobenzaprine, carisoprodol, dantrolene, metaxalone, Methocarbamol & orphenadrine as muscle relaxants per epocrates. ...Read more
Why would a Dr prescribed Baclofen for help in drug use and urges? Also would is cause drowsy if taken with seroquel (quetiapine) (for sleep)?
Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine). Plz help I need my celexa back!
I have locked up muscles (spasticity?) Gabapentin released them but stopped working quickly. Cannabis works too. Baclofen didn't help. What drug next?
Evaluation: How bout evaluation to see why you are doing that. ...Read more
I take 80 mg baclofen daily, don't drink alcohol, smoke or take illicit drugs and kidneys are normal, could problems be caused by stress?
Vague: Please be specific. What exactly is it that you are concerned about? ...Read more
Yes: Baclofen is useful as an agent to treat spasm or increased tone. The medication can be used in oral form and in cases of extreme spasticity, it is administered into the spinal fluid. This is usually done with a surgically implanted pump which can be refilled percutaneously (through the skin with a needle). ...Read more
ONLY as prescribed.: The main danger of recreational use is high risk of overdose, as the substance takes few hours to onset during which the user may take more Baclofen thinking that he or she did not consume enough. Other common side effects include organ damage and powerful narcolepsy (uncontrolled sleepiness) by the end of experience. Do not used as recreational drug. ...Read more