What is Baclofen?
The salt Baclofen is used for the treatment of Cerebral Palsy, Muscle Spasms, Tightness Or Cramps, Meningitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease and other conditions.Detailed information related to Baclofen’s uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:
Baclofen is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Muscle Spasms
- Tightness Or Cramps
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Motor Neuron Disease
Baclofen Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Baclofen improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
- Acting on the central nervous system to reduce muscle spasms.
Baclofen – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur in medicines that contain Baclofen. This is not a comprehensive list. These side effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Frequent Urination Or Pain While Urinating
- Confusion Or Hallucinations
- Aching Of Limbs
Baclofen – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Cerebrovascular or respiratory insufficiency
- Diabetes mellitus
- Do not drink alcohol
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery or other activities that require mental alertness
- Do not stop the drug suddenly