|10 mg, 25 mg||10 mg, 25 mg|
What is Lioresal (Baclofen) used for?
Lioresal (Baclofen) is a medicine for muscle relax9ng with the active ingredient of baclofen. Lioresal (Baclofen) comes in two flavors tablets (Lioresal 10 mg, Lioresal 25 mg) and syrup. (Important comment. Baclofen is also offered without a brand name Lioresal (Baclofen), i.e. as the general medicine.)
Lioresal (Baclofen) is used to treat muscle spasms and tightness caused by definite conditions such as injury of vertebral column or similar disease such as rigidity in multiple sclerosis and a following stroke of cerebral palsy. In such situations, the problems with muscles take place from damage to the nervous system in the vertebral column and brain. Lioresal (Baclofen) works by relaxing the muscles and binding the vertebral column’s receptors known as GABA-B receptors.
The effect of Lioresal (Baclofen) is to temper the nerve signals in the vertebral column that are carried to the muscles. Lioresal (Baclofen) decreases the tightening and rigidity in the muscles.
In conditions when muscles become inflexible, weak or painful and are prevented being used voluntarily, Lioresal (Baclofen) can help to diminish painfulness and enable people to undergo the process of rehabilitation that growths their mobility.
- Lioresal (Baclofen) may cause sleepiness. If you have such symptom, you should not drive or operate machinery. Do not drink any alcoholic beverages, as it is possible to make any sleepiness even worse.
- You should not stop taking Lioresal (Baclofen) on your own, unless your physician tells you otherwise. The reason is that if you suddenly stop taking Lioresal (Baclofen) it could cause symptoms such as confusion, anxiety, psychotic, hallucinations, paranoid states, convulsions, temporary aggravation of spasticity or increased heart rate especially if you take Lioresal (Baclofen) for a long time. When treatment with Lioresal (Baclofen) is to be stopped, the dose (Lioresal 10 mg, Lioresal 25 mg) should normally be decreased slowly over a period of fortnight. You should follow the directions given by your physician.
- People who have liver disorders should monitor their liver function while taking Lioresal (Baclofen). Symptoms that may cause a liver problem include vomiting and persistent nausea, encelialgia, or the progress of jaundice (icterus) (a yellow color of the skin). If you experience any of listed above symptoms consult your physician.
People who suffer from the following disasters or illnesses should Use Lioresal (Baclofen) with carefulness
- Parkinson’s disease
- People suffering from confusion
- Manic depression
- Psychotic disorders
- People who have peptic ulcer or previously had it
- People who have problems with urination due to enlarged tone in the urinary sphincter muscle
- People with respiratory diseases affecting the airways or lungs
- Decreased liver function
- Decreased kidney function
- Elderly people
Lioresal (Baclofen) should not to be used in the following cases:
You should not take Lioresal (Baclofen) if you experience an allergy to one or any of Lioresal (Baclofen) active ingredients. You are to inform your physician or pharmacist about any cases of such an allergy.
Stop using Lioresal (Baclofen) if you have experienced an allergic reaction, and contact your physician or pharmacist directly.
Side effects of Lioresal (Baclofen)
Possible side effects of Lioresal (Baclofen) can affect people in different ways. The following possible effects of Lioresal (Baclofen) are known to be related with Lioresal (Baclofen). It does not mean that all people using Lioresal (Baclofen) will experience that or any possible side effects of Lioresal (Baclofen).
- Visual disturbances
- Decreased blood pressure
- Fits (convulsions)
- Amplified need to pass urine
- Nystagmus (Rapid involuntary movements of the eyes)
- Dry mouth
- Hallucinations (an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present)
- Ataxia (the loss of full control of bodily movements)
- Muscle weakness
- Mood changes
- Respiratory depression (Slow breathing)
- Disorders of the gut, such as vomiting, nausea, diarrhea or constipation
Possible side effects of Lioresal (Baclofen) listed above may not include all of the Possible side effects of Lioresal (Baclofen) reported by the Lioresal (Baclofen)’s manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with Lioresal (Baclofen), please read carefully the information delivered with Lioresal (Baclofen) when you buy Lioresal (Baclofen) or consult your physician or pharmacist.