How is the best way to take baclofen?
Take baclofen exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose.
How does baclofen work as a muscle relaxer?
Baclofen is a muscle relaxant. Experts are not sure exactly how baclofen works to relieve muscle spasms but research suggests it inhibits nerve impulses in the spine, which relaxes and relieves muscle contractions. 2. Upsides
Are there any side effects to taking baclofen?
Do not use baclofen at a time when you need muscle tone for safe balance and movement during certain activities. In some situations, it may be dangerous for you to have reduced muscle tone. Drinking alcohol with baclofen can cause side effects. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Is there a generic name for baclofen?
Generic name: baclofen (oral) (BAK loe fen) Brand name: FIRST Baclofen, Ozobax, Lioresal, Lioresal Intrathecal, Gablofen Drug class: Skeletal muscle relaxants Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD.
What kind of tablet is 20 mg baclofen?
Baclofen Tablets USP, 20 mg are available as a white round flat-faced beveled edge bisected tablet debossed with “LCI” over “1337” on one side and plain on the other side, containing 20 mg Baclofen USP.
How is baclofen used as a muscle relaxer?
Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and an antispasmodic agent. Baclofen is used to treat muscle symptoms; such as spasm, pain and stiffness; caused by multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, or other spinal cord disorders. It is given intrathecally (directly into the spinal cord) or orally (by mouth).