Relaxes your muscles.
Our pharmacists’ bottom line
Lioresal (Baclofen) is effective for long term spastic conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and others.
- 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.
- 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.
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Side effects for Lioresal (Baclofen)
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- 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.
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- Higher risk if:
- › Stopping Lioresal (Baclofen) too quickly
If taking the drug consistently, avoid stopping the drug abruptly. Stopping it too fast can cause serious muscle problems, sometimes even leading to organ failure. Risk is higher in patients with spinal injuries at T-6 or higher.
This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
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- Tips from our pharmacists
- › Don't drink alcohol while using this.
- Good for muscle aches from withdrawal but no other improvements from opiate withdrawal. Worked really well for muscle cramps and pain though. Not help with insomnia. I'm writing this review at 2:00am because I can't sleep.Age: 32Gender: womanTaken for: Withdrawal symptomsDuration taken: a couple weeks
- It may change your personality especially if you have been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder and cause you to sleep walkAge: 36Gender: womanTaken for: Spasticity
- This drug causes sleep walking. I nearly killed myself.Age: 65Gender: man