Relaxes your muscles. Lioresal (Baclofen) is effective for long term spastic conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and others. Helps you relax. Valium (Diazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety and for pain and sleeplessness from muscle spasm. Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+
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More about Valium side effects » How it works Baclofen Valium Lioresal (Baclofen) is a muscle relaxer. It works in the nervous system to calm down muscle spasms without interfering with normal muscle function. Valium (Diazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and muscle spasms, and causes sleepiness. Type of medication Baclofen Valium Muscle relaxer Prescription only Anti-anxiety
Prescription only Available as Baclofen Valium Used for (click to learn more) Baclofen Valium Risk factors for serious side effects Baclofen Valium › Stopping Lioresal (Baclofen) too quickly › Taking with alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert › Age 65 or greater › Higher dose › Using other medicines that can cause seizures › History of seizures › Alcoholism › Eating disorders › Brain infections Detailed Lioresal (Baclofen) risks & warnings » › Taking more than the prescribed dose › Taking longer than 4 weeks › History of drug abuse › Alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert Detailed Valium (Diazepam) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Alcohol Baclofen Valium › Don't drink alcohol while using this. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol.
Kidneys and liver Baclofen Valium No kidneys and liver related info. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems.
Pain Baclofen Valium › Relieves pain associated with muscle spasms. No pain related info.
Sleep Baclofen Valium › Can cause extreme drowsiness or dizziness if you're taking it with high blood pressure medications. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. Upsides and benefits Baclofen Valium › Lioresal (Baclofen) is effective for treating muscle spasms, as well as being an effective muscle relaxant. › Can be used long term. › Relieves pain associated with muscle spasms. › A better option for seniors compared to other muscle relaxants since it has less side effects than the other meds. › Lioresal (Baclofen) is available as a generic and is a relatively inexpensive medication. › Effective at relieving short-term anxiety and sleeplessness. › Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks). › Effective at relieving muscle spasms caused by a variety of conditions. › Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to other benzodiazepines. Downsides and risks Baclofen Valium › If taking regularly, you shouldn't stop taking Lioresal (Baclofen) abruptly. You'll need to get off of it slowly. › Be careful if taking other drugs that affect your ability to stay awake, since Lioresal (Baclofen) can make you much more tired. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Most people find that it gets less effective over time. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Baclofen Valium › Can cause dizziness and fatigue. › Avoid activities requiring mental alertness (like driving) until you know how it affects you. › Can cause extreme drowsiness or dizziness if you're taking it with high blood pressure medications. › Side effects are more prevalent in the elderly. › Don't drink alcohol while using this. › Can be taken as needed or 'around-the-clock'. Ask your doctor about what'll work best for you. › If taking regularly, you need to work with your doctor to get off the medication slowly (also called tapering) to avoid withdrawal symptoms. › Good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms. › Starts working in 30 minutes when swallowed. › Helpful with muscle spasms. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Addictive. Long-term use can cause dependence or abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol. Learn more More about Baclofen Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Valium Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert