Baclofen is a Prescription Antispastic drug and used to treat muscle spasms caused by certain conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury/disease). It works by helping to relax the muscles.Baclofen is a gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA) derivative used as a muscle relaxant.
- The exact mechanism of action is unknown but It’s thought that baclofen blocks the signals from your nervous system that tell your muscles to spasm.
For muscle relaxation:
- Adults and teenagers—At first, the dose is 5 milligrams (mg) 3 times every day. Then, each dose could also be increased by 5 mg every 3 days till the required response is reached. No more than 80 mg ought to be taken within a twenty-four-hour period.
- Children—Use and dose should be determined by your doctor.
- Manufacturer advises use as long as potentiak benefit outweighs risk (Toxicity in animal studies)
Baclofen Side effects:
More common side effects
The more common side effects of baclofen oral tablet can include:
- Low blood pressure
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- Feeling very drowsy
- Trouble urinating
- Withdrawal symptoms, such as: