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baclofen - oral, Lioresal

GENERIC NAME: BACLOFEN - ORAL (BAK-loe-fen)

BRAND NAME(S): Lioresal

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USES: Baclofen is used to treat muscle spasms caused by certain conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury/disease). It works by helping to relax the muscles.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 3 times a day. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Also, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as hallucinations and seizures. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.It may take 1 to 2 months or longer to get the full benefit from this medication. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.




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