FAQs ABOUT BACFEN 5MG TABLET
What is the use of BACFEN 5MG TABLET?
BACFEN 5MG TABLET is used to treat muscle spasms caused due to cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke or due to any other nerve or spinal cord disorders.
How BACFEN 5MG TABLET works?
BACFEN 5MG TABLET is a muscle relaxant. It acts by increasing the effects of certain chemical messengers (such as GABA) in the spinal cord that induces muscle relaxation. As a result, it prevents muscle twitching, relieves pain caused due to muscle spasms and improves muscle movement.
How to take BACFEN 5MG TABLET?
Take BACFEN 5MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the medicine. It is preferably taken with meals or milk to avoid nausea.
What is the best time to take BACFEN 5MG TABLET?
BACFEN 5MG TABLET can be taken during bedtime or while performing activities such as washing, dressing and shaving etc. However, your doctor will decide the best time to take BACFEN 5MG TABLET.
Can I stop taking BACFEN 5MG TABLET once I started feeling better?
No. Do not stop taking BACFEN 5MG TABLET without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms re-appear once again or can cause withdrawal symptoms such as increased muscle tightness, fast heart rate, fever, confusion, hallucinations or fits.
Can I take BACFEN 5MG TABLET daily?
Take BACFEN 5MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take BACFEN 5MG TABLET every day or not.
Will taking a higher dose of BACFEN 5MG TABLET be more effective?
No. Taking a higher dose of BACFEN 5MG TABLET will not be effective rather it would be making you drowsier. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of BACFEN 5MG TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of BACFEN 5MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of BACFEN 5MG TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of BACFEN 5MG TABLET to compensate the missed ones. Consult your doctor for advice.
What are the side effects of BACFEN 5MG TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking BACFEN 5MG TABLET are drowsiness, confusion, weakness and feeling unsteady or shaky. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.
Is BACFEN 5MG TABLET safe to use in children?
BACFEN 5MG TABLET can be used in children and adolescents aged below 18 years if prescribed by the physician. However, it is not suitable for use in children weighing below 33kg of body weight. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking BACFEN 5MG TABLET?
Patients taking BACFEN 5MG TABLET must inform their doctor about their pre-existing disease conditions like stomach ulcers, kidney, heart or liver problems. Patients should also inform if they have diabetes, hypertension, fits, any mental illness, history of alcoholism or if they are pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid alcohol consumption. Consult your doctor immediately if you feel extremely depressed with thoughts of committing suicide after taking BACFEN 5MG TABLET.
Who should not take BACFEN 5MG TABLET?
BACFEN 5MG TABLET not recommended for use in patients who are allergic to baclofen. It is also not suitable for use in patients with stomach ulcer or during pregnancy. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
Does BACFEN 5MG TABLET make me feel sleepy?
BACFEN 5MG TABLET may causes excessive sleepiness. Therefore, restrict yourself from engaging into hazardous activities that requires complete alertness. Do not drive or handle any heavy tools or machines. Also, avoid consumption of alcohol as it may make you feel more drowsy. Consult your doctor if sleepiness worsens.
Can I consume alcohol while taking BACFEN 5MG TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking BACFEN 5MG TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
Is BACFEN 5MG TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
BACFEN 5MG TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking BACFEN 5MG TABLET as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor you blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
Can BACFEN 5MG TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
BACFEN 5MG TABLET should be used during pregnancy only if considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can the use of BACFEN 5MG TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. BACFEN 5MG TABLET may affect the way your liver work. It can elevate the levels of certain liver enzymes in your body. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Can the use of BACFEN 5MG TABLET affect my sexual life?
BACFEN 5MG TABLET may rarely cause problems in erection and ejaculation in some individuals. Consult your doctor if it troubles you.