Treating muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or other diseases. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Baclofen are a muscle relaxant. It reduces the frequency and severity of muscle spasms that occur as a result of neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Baclofen. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Baclofen. However, no specific interactions with Baclofen are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Baclofen may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Baclofen as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Baclofen.
If you suddenly stop taking Baclofen, you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms, including hallucinations and seizures. Therefore, except for serious adverse reactions, the dose should be reduced slowly when the drug is discontinued.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; fatigue; headache; nausea; sleeplessness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; confusion; frequent urination; increased weakness of arms or legs; seizures; slurred speech; sore throat; vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include coma; drowsiness; muscle weakness; seizures; slow breathing; vomiting.Proper storage of Baclofen:
Store Baclofen at room temperature, below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep the container tightly closed. Keep Baclofen out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Baclofen. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.