Baclofen is a prescription drug used to treat muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal cord diseases.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved baclofen in 1977 under the brand name Lioresal, which was made by Novartis.
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A separate study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience in 2014, found that baclofen may also help people with drug addiction avoid possible triggers and prevent relapse. The drug works by interfering with the brain's early response to drug
What Are the Key Things I Need to Know About Baclofen?
There are four warnings for baclofen that you should know about:
Once you start taking baclofen, don't stop taking it suddenly on your own. If you need to stop, your doctor will lower your dose gradually. Stopping baclofen suddenly can lead to a dangerous withdrawal reaction that can include hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there) and seizures.
Your kidneys eliminate baclofen from your system. Take baclofen with caution if you have kidney disease and reduced kidney function because the drug can build up in your system. You might need to take a reduced dose.
Baclofen is not recommended to treat muscle spasms caused by a stroke. Baclofen can cause more side effects in people with a history of stroke.
Studies have linked baclofen to birth defects in animals. Because of this, it is considered unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Should I Avoid Any Food, Drink, or Activity While Taking Baclofen?
Baclofen may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so don't drive or do other activities that require careful attention until you know how baclofen affects you.