Baclofen is intended for the treatment of spasm and alcohol addiction. It works as a miorelaxant.
How to take the drug?
Take this drug orally 3 times a day, irrespective of the mealtime. To minimize the risk of adverse effects, your doctor may tell you to start the treatment with a low dose and gradually increase it. Always stick to your doctor’s prescription.
The dose depends on your health condition and reaction to the drug. Never change the dose or take it longer than necessary.
Use the drug on a regular basis to achieve the maximum effect. To avoid skipping the dose, take it at the same time every day. Don’t stop the treatment without your doctor’s approval, as it may cause some health complications. You can experience withdrawal syndrome (for example, hallucinations and cramps). To avoid withdrawal symptoms, your physician may reduce your dosage gradually. Ask your doctor for more details and to prevent any withdrawal symptoms.
It can take you 1-2 months to note a significant improvement. Inform your doctor if your symptoms don’t improve or get worse.
Baclofen must not be used by children under the age of 12.
Patients with kidney dysfunction must not use this drug, as it is usually excreted through urine.
Patients with diabetes, ulcers or brain diseases must inform the doctor before taking this drug.
Don’t drink alcohol during the treatment, as it can increase the risk of side effects.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women must not use this drug without the doctor’s approval, as it can affect the fetus or the newborn.
The drug may cause the following adverse effects:
sleeping disorders, vertigo, head pain, fatigue and weakness, confusion, low speed of reaction, euphoria, hallucinations, anxiety and bad dreams;
increased blood pressure and heart rate, breast pain and blackouts;
anorexia, sickness, constipation or loose bowels, vomiting, dyspepsia and stomachache;
enuresis, dysuria, urinary problems and kidney dysfunction;
stuffy nose and respiratory distress;
pain in the muscles, hives, swelling, perspiration and sudden weight gain.
Before starting the treatment, tell your doctor if you’re allergic to this drug. The medicine may contain some inactive components, which can cause allergic reactions or other health complications.
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you suffered from: kidney dysfunction, mood swings and mental diseases and brain disorders.
This drug can cause dizziness or drowsiness. Therefore, you should avoid driving, operating dangerous machinery or engaging in any activity that requires high concentration. Avoid drinking alcohol during the treatment.
If you’re going to have an operation, inform your doctor about all the drugs you’re taking (including prescription and over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements).
Older patients may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug, particularly drowsiness, mental disorders or mood swings.
If you’re pregnant, this drug must be used only if the benefits from the drug outweigh the risk of the side effects.
The medicine can get into the breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Where can I buy Baclofen?
Baclofen is a prescription medicine available in 10 mg and 25 mg pills. You can order this medicine online without prescription.