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Generic: baclofen
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It may be used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury
               



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What is this medicine?

BACLOFEN (BAK loe fen) helps relieve spasms and cramping of muscles. It may be used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • kidney disease
  • seizures
  • stroke
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to baclofen, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Swallow it with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not take more medicine than you are told to take.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alcohol
  • antihistamines
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, and other mental conditions
  • medicines for pain like codeine, oxycodone, tramadol, and propoxyphene
  • medicines for sleep
  • phenobarbital

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Do not suddenly stop taking your medicine. If you do, you may develop a severe reaction. If your doctor wants you to stop the medicine, the dose will be slowly lowered over time to avoid any side effects. Follow the advice of your doctor.

Baclofen can affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, talk with your doctor or health care professional before you take the medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy when you first start taking the medicine or change doses. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that may be dangerous until you know how the medicine affects you. Stand or sit up slowly.

               
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