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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

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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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Lioresal allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lioresal allergy?

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

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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

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Please describe the medication: baclofen?

Please describe the medication: baclofen?

A muscle relaxant: 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 and spinal cord injury. ...Read more

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Is the medication baclofen useful for people going through alcohol withdrawel?

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

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Can you tell me if baclofen (liosreal) is safe to use as a sleeping medication?

Can you tell me if baclofen (liosreal) is safe to use as a sleeping medication?

It's ok: It is a medicine chiefly used as a muscle relaxer for those with spastic muscle conditions. Since drowsiness is one of its side effects, I can see how it might help with sleep if taken at night. But that is not its primary indication. ...Read more

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Is baclofen is a good medication for alcoholism? And how about the dosage?

Is baclofen is a good medication for alcoholism? And how about the dosage?

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

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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

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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

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Baclofen good medication for spasticity due to peripheral neuropathy? Cyclobenzaprine better choice??

Baclofen good medication for spasticity due to peripheral neuropathy? Cyclobenzaprine better choice??

Rx and muscle spasms: Either one of these may be helpful for muscle spasm symptoms. Sometimes neither of them is helpful. Both of them are worth a try.

Spasticity is increased muscle tone that occurs due to a spinal cord or brain injury, not peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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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

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Very swollen feet/ankles that are painful and cause shattered little spider veins. Medications: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, baclofen and methadone. Medication caused?

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

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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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Can the prescription drug baclofen 10mg cause a women to produce milk?

NO: Baclofen has no true documented affect directly or indirectly and would recommend evaluation of prolactin and pituitary function. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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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!

Possibly: Clonazepam is a possibility but is a controlled substance and is not prescribed unless you really have problems with he baclofen. It causes dependence and is pretty hard to wean from. ...Read more

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How would you get prescribed "baclofen" for drug addiction treatment? I heard it helps.

Any doc could: Prescribe this but it is the rare doc who is aware of baclofen. I use it for stimulant and opioid issues. However, it is not completely safe and about 0.2-0.5% lose control c/w a syndrome caused by any tranquilizer. ...Read more

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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

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What does baclofen contain?

Baclofen: 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 ...Read more

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How soon will baclofen work?

Hours orally.: It may take hours orally. Not for recreational use, please. ...Read more

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Who should not take baclofen?

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Baclofen: Ones with Seizure disorder, Bladder dysfunction, Stroke, Kidney disease, Schizophrenics, ones with confusion, . Hypersensitivity to Baclofen. ...Read more

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Does baclofen have any value?

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

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What happens when you take baclofen?

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

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Is it ok to take two 10 mg of baclofen?

In dose range: With Baclofen always check with your doctor on changing doses as stopping abruptly, changing abruptly can cause side effects that could be hazardous. But 20mg is within the recommended dose range. ...Read more

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Can I take baclofen and flexiral together?

Possible BUT: Both drugs can promote drowsiness and dizziness, and together may result in difficult function. If used together might need to carefully titrate doses to tolerance. Work closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I tke baclofen and hydrocodene together?

Better not: Both drugs act centrally and may cause CNS / psychomotor depression, you may want to hold or reduce the hydrocodone while on baclofen. Both are Rx meds, hydrocodone is controlled, so you also want to check with your prescriber, best wishes ...Read more

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Which pills have the same effect as baclofen?

Which pills have the same effect as baclofen?

Dantrolene: Dantrolene and tizanidine are also used in spasticity treatment although they mechanism of action is different from baclofen. ...Read more

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Lioresal (Definition)

Lioresal is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more