Baclofen Tablet is for the treatment of muscle spasms. It is caused by certain conditions such as spinal cord injury or disease. This is useful for the alleviation of signs and symptoms of spasticity resulting from multiple sclerosis. It is mainly for the relief of flexor spasms concomitant pain, muscular rigidity, and clonus.
Patients should have flexible spasticity so that this treatment will help in restoring residual function.
How do Baclofen Tablets work?
Baclofen is an oral medication that relaxes skeletal muscles. It is the muscle that moves the skeleton or also called striated muscle. Chemically, baclofen is related to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that nerves use to communicate with one another. GABA released by some nerves causes the activity of other nerves to decrease. It is believed that baclofen, acting like GABA, blocks the movement of nerves within the part of the brain that controls the contraction. As well as the relaxation of skeletal muscle.
Why use Baclofen Tablets?
Baclofen Tablet is a muscle relaxant and antispastic. It is odorless or practically odorless crystalline powder and white to off-white. It is insoluble in chloroform, slightly soluble in water, and very slightly soluble in methanol. Each tablet contains 10mg-20mg of Baclofen for oral administration. This has been already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Baclofen Tablets?
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to the treatment. Take this by mouth usually 3 times a day. You may take this with or without food. Your doctor may direct you to start at a low dose and slowly increase your dose to lessen the risk of side effects. Use this regularly or as directed by your doctor. Follow the given instructions very carefully to avoid complications
What are the side-effects of Baclofen Tablets?
- Nausea, vomiting, constipation
- Tired feeling, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness
- Hallucinations, confusions
- Shallow or weak breathing
- Sleep problems (Insomnia)
- Urinating more often than usual
- Signs of allergic reactions (itching, hives, difficulty breathing)
Warnings and Precautions
- Do not stop taking Baclofen without consulting your doctor.
- Avoid driving or using any machinery. This drug can cause drowsiness.
- If there is an overdose, call for medical help right away.
- Consult first your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place to avoid contamination.