Lioresal-Liofen-Baclofen 10mg

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Lioresal-Liofen-Baclofen 10mg

Generic: Baclofen 10mg

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma

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LIORESAL is a muscle relaxant and used in spasms of muscles. Its active ingredient is baclofen which blocks transmission signals which are responsible for pain. It does not act directly on the muscles but acts on brain. It is prescribed for short term painful conditions. This medication exhibits a sedative action on the body. Lioresal 10mg is the best option for the condition like lower back pain.

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WHAT IS THE MECHANISM OF ACTION?

LIORESAL is a skeletal muscle relaxant which acts on GABA-B receptors. Stimulation of these receptors decreases frequency and intensity of muscle spasms. It acts mainly on spinal cord. It is a central nervous system depressant.

 WHAT ARE THE USES/INDICATIONS?

LIORESAL relives symptoms of spasms due to multiple sclerosis and/or spinal cord injury.It may also be used to treat pain in nerves of face. It relaxes the muscles.

WHAT IS THE DOSAGE?

Dosage depends on the condition of patient. Always start with minimum effective dose. Daily dose should be in the range of 40-60 mg. Follow the dosage regimen prescribed by your doctor. The following dosage schedule is recommended for LIORESAL oral tablets;

  • 5 mg three times a day for 3 days
  • 10 mg three times a day for 3 days
  • 15 mg three times a day for 3 days
  • 20 mg three times a day for 3 days

The total daily dose should not exceed 80 mg daily (20 mg four times a day).

HOW TO USE?

Take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change the dose yourself. Take the tablet three times a day with or without food. Do not stop taking the medicine without doctor’s advice because it can make your condition more complicated. If you forget to take the medicine of the day take it as soon as you remember but do not double the dose on next day. Leave the dose of last day and take your regular dose. It can take 1 month to improve. Tell your doctor if you are not getting any benefit from LIORESAL.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

Common side effects are nausea, dizziness, fatigue, light headness, confusion, muscle weakness. These are not serious but if they prolong then consult your doctor.

Some rare but serious side effects are:

  • Allergic reaction to the drug resulting in redness/itching, swelling of lips/ throat/neck, rashes and difficulty in breathing.
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Pain or difficult urination
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  • trembling
  • frequent urge to urinate or uncontrolled urination
  • low blood pressure 
  • numbness or tingling in hands or feet
  •  sexual problems in males
  •  slurred speech or other speech problems
  •   stuffy nose
  • swelling of ankles

After stopping using this medicine, you can feel some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, tell your doctor if you notice the following side effects:

  • seizures
  • hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
  • nervousness or restlessness
  • muscle spasm, cramping, or tightness
  • mood or mental changes

WHAT ARE THE DRUG INTERACTIONS?

  • Other CNS depressants like anti-anxiety drugs ( Alprazolam, Diazepam, Zolpidem, Meprobamate), anti allergices (Cetrizine, Diphenhydramine) , other muscle relaxants and narcotic pain relievers. When taken with LIORESAL increase the CNS depressant effect.
  • Triproline- triprolidine and baclofen together produce CNS depressant action.

This list of drugs is inadequate. There are so many other drugs that can interact. So inform your doctor about all the medicines you are using before start using LIORESAL.

WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?

  • If you have allergy to LIORESAL tell your doctor.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history like if you are having kidney disease, mental or mood disorders (schizophrenia)and brain disease (seizures, strokes).

WHAT PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED?

  • If you are pregnant, this medicine should only be used when benefits are more than risks. Always tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
  •  This drug passes through breast milk and can cause harm to your baby. Consult doctor before using it if you are breastfeeding.
  • LIORESAL can make you dizzy or sleepy so do not drive, use heavy machinery or do any work that requires alertness after taking it.
  • If you are taking any other sedative medicine then always remember that LIORESAL is also a sedative and if you are taking both of them together you can feel severe drowsiness. Always tell your doctor about the medicines you are using.
  • If you have liver and/or kidney disease consult doctor.
  • DO not drink alcohol while you are on a therapy with LIORESAL. When combined with alcohol can diminish your alertness.
  • Should be used in children and elderly only with the prescriptions of doctor.
  • Do not take it without prescription of doctor.

 WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF OVERDOSE?

In case of overdose or poisoning, call your doctor for immediate help. Symptoms of overdose are:

  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Slow breathing or difficulty in breathing.

HOW TO STORE THE PRODUCT?

Always store the product at the room temperature in a cool and dry place, away from the reach of children. Discard the expired and unused product in a proper way.

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