Compare baclofen vs. Myrbetriq
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Lioresal (baclofen) is a first choice treatment for muscle spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries, but it's not recommended for other types of muscle spasms.
Myrbetriq (mirabegron) is a good treatment for overactive bladder with the least chance for dry mouth and constipation, but talk to your doctor if you have high blood pressure.
- A better option for seniors compared to other muscle relaxants since it has fewer side effects than other similar medicines.
- Lioresal (baclofen) is available as a generic and is a relatively inexpensive medication.
- Myrbetriq (mirabegron) helps you to have better control over your urination.
- Myrbetriq (mirabegron) causes less drowsiness and constipation than other medicines for overactive bladder.
- May be used if you have glaucoma.
- Myrbetriq (mirabegron) may be safer to use if you are over 65 years old.
- Except for specific muscle spasms caused by brain injury or multiple sclerosis, Lioresal (baclofen) is not a recommended medicine.
- If you've been taking Lioresal (baclofen) regularly for a long time, you'll need to get off of it slowly.
- Lioresal (baclofen) can make you sleepy.
- If you've had a stroke, Lioresal (baclofen) may not work as well, and you're more likely to experience side effects.
- Myrbetriq (mirabegron) might raise your blood pressure.
- If you have an obstruction in your bladder, Myrbetriq (mirabegron) might make you retain more urine.
- Myrbetriq (mirabegron) may be very expensive depending on your insurance.
- Not recommended if you have severe liver or kidney disease.
- Extended release
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- High blood pressure11%
- Common cold symptoms4%
- Urinary tract infection4%
- Chest cold infection2%
- Joint pain2%
- Rapid heart beat2%
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Stopping Lioresal (baclofen) too quickly
- Driving impairment
- 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
- Eating disorders
- Brain infections
- Increased blood pressure
- Untreated high blood pressure
- Urinary retention
- Bladder outlet obstruction
- Unusual swelling