General English name: Baclofen
Brand: Lyflex, Lioresal
Application: To relieve spasms and muscle cramps
Baclofen Drug Information
Medication Information: Chronic muscle cramps and stiffness usually occur in multiple sclerosis (MS) and in cases where the supporting nerves of the muscles are damaged. In these diseases, the muscles contract continuously and it is difficult to move them due to cramping and stiffness. This is called a muscle spasm. Baclofen reduces pain and irritation in these diseases by relaxing the muscles.
Contraindications to the use of Baclofen
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Drug Interaction Baclofen
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Rifampin), drugs used to treat epileptic seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin).
If medications or sleeping pills such as alcohol, certain antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine and cetirizine), sleeping pills or anxiolytics (such as diazepam and zolpidem), muscle relaxants and painkillers, and painkillers. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking codeine.
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or colds and cough medicines) as most of their ingredients cause drowsiness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines.
Tips to consider before taking Baclofen
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking baclofen:
- If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have ever had a stomach ulcer.
- If you have kidney or bladder disorders.
- If you have ever had a stroke or have a disease of the blood vessels in the brain (thickening of the blood vessels in the brain).
- If you have epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, or diabetes.
- If you have any mental health problems.
- If you have a respiratory disorder.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
- If you have ever been allergic to any chemical drugs.
Possible side effects of Baclofen
All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.
One in 10 patients who take baclofen may experience the following side effects:
Drowsiness, tiredness, weakness and dizziness: Avoid driving and working with tools if you experience these symptoms.
Feeling bored, upset stomach: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods
Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.
Dry mouth: Use sugar-free chewing gum or chocolate.
Motor problems, vision problems, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sleep disorders, mood swings, confusion, frequent urination, trembling in the hands and feet, increased sweating, and skin rashes: Talk to your doctor if any of these are a problem. Consult yourself.
Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to baclofen.
How to store Baclofen
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.