What is Lioresal (Baclofen) used for?
Lioresal (Baclofen) is used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis and other conditions affecting the spinal cord. This drug is a type of antispastic, which works by acting on the nerves of the spinal cord and reducing the amount of muscle spasms, while also relieving pain and helping to improve muscular movement. It is also widely believed that this drug is useful in treating some addictions, such as alcohol addiction.
How should I use Lioresal (Baclofen)?
Lioresal (Baclofen) tablets should be taken by mouth. However, the exact dosage varies considerably for each patient, and will be decided by the prescribing physician. It is normally taken in 3 divided doses throughout the day. Your physician will probably tell you to take a low dosage to begin with, usually 15mg per day. He or she will probably slowly increase your dosage, and you may then be told to take 30mg to 75mg per day. Some patients may even be told to take 100mg per day. Therefore, it is essential to consult your physician, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Lioresal (Baclofen)?
Possible side effects of Lioresal (Baclofen) include:
Patients should immediately report any side effects to their physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lioresal (Baclofen). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.