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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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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?

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?

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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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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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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Dr. Jane McMillan
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Lioresal (Definition)

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