Baclof Liquid Strawberry Flavour 100ml

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INTRODUCTION

BACLOF LIQUID contains Baclofen which belongs to the group of medicines called Muscle relaxants. It is used to treat muscle spasms caused due to cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke or due to any other nerve or spinal cord disorders.

Before taking BACLOF LIQUID inform your doctor if you have diabetes, hypertension or any problems with your lung, liver, kidney or heart. You must also inform your doctor if you have fits, problems in urination, any mental illness or a previous history of alcoholism or drug abuse.

BACLOF LIQUID should not be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women unless considered necessary by the physician. During treatment with BACLOF LIQUID, your doctor will periodically monitor your health condition through several blood tests and urine tests to avoid the risk of unwanted side effects.

BACLOF LIQUID 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.

The most common side effects of taking BACLOF LIQUID are drowsiness, confusion, weakness and feeling unsteady or shaky. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen. You must also inform your doctor immediately if you feel extremely sad or depressed along with thoughts of committing suicide after taking BACLOF LIQUID.

USES OF BACLOF LIQUID

  • Treats muscle spasms (painful muscle contractions)

HOW BACLOF LIQUID WORKS

BACLOF LIQUID 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.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take BACLOF LIQUID as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. It is preferably taken with food or milk to avoid nausea.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Do not stop taking BACLOF LIQUID without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms such as muscle spasms, increased muscle tightness, fast heart rate, fever, confusion, hallucinations, mood changes, mental disorders, feeling attacked or persecuted or convulsions (fits).

SIDE EFFECTS OF BACLOF LIQUID

COMMON

  • nausea, vomiting
  • tiredness, sleepiness
  • weak limbs, muscle pain
  • constipation, diarrhoea, dry mouth
  • lack of sleep, nightmares
  • confusion, hallucination
  • breathing difficulties
  • vision problems
  • urge to pass urine
  • feeling unsteady or shaky
  • feeling faint due to low blood pressure
  • skin rash, sweating
  • increased liver enzymes

RARE

  • numbness or tingling in hands or feet
  • change in sense of taste
  • slurred or slow speech
  • sexual problems in men, such as impotence
  • convulsions (fits)

Stop taking BACLOF LIQUID and inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects such as:

  • feeling extremely depressed with thoughts of harming or killing themselves (suicidal thoughts)
  • uncontrollable muscle spasms affecting the eyes, head, neck or body
  • fainting or seizures (fits)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea:

Take BACLOF LIQUID with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Consult your doctor if your nausea worsens.

Sleepiness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling sleepy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your sleepiness. Consult your doctor if your sleepiness worsens.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

BACLOF LIQUID is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

BACLOF LIQUID should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you feel drowsy, dizzy or problems with your vision after taking BACLOF LIQUID.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking BACLOF LIQUID as it may make you feel dizzier or drowsier.

KIDNEY

BACLOF LIQUID should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

BACLOF LIQUID should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take BACLOF LIQUID if you are allergic to Baclofen.

LUNGS

BACLOF LIQUID should be used with caution in patients with lung problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

HEART DISEASE

BACLOF LIQUID should be used with caution in patients with heart problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

BACLOF LIQUID is not recommended for use if you:

  • have ever had a stomach ulcer

Before taking BACLOF LIQUID, inform your doctor if you:

  • have or ever had stroke in the past
  • have epilepsy (fits)
  • have any mental illness
  • have high blood pressure
  • have Parkinson’s disease (shaking, stiffness and difficulty with walking or balance)
  • have diabetes
  • have postural problems caused due to muscle weakness
  • have difficulties in passing urine
  • are an alcoholic or have a history of drug abuse or dependence
  • are scheduled for any surgery in the upcoming days

Use in pediatrics:

BACLOF LIQUID can be used in children and adolescents aged below 18 years if prescribed by the physician. However, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.

Use in geriatrics:

BACLOF LIQUID should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking BACLOF LIQUID, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • other medicines used to relax muscles (Ex. tizanidine)
  • medicines used to treat mood disorders or depression (Ex. lithium, amitriptyline)
  • medicines used to treat high blood pressure (Ex. diltiazem)
  • medicines used for pain management (Ex. ibuprofen, morphine)
  • medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease (Ex. levodopa or carbidopa)
  • medicines used to treat allergies (Ex. promethazine)
  • medicines used to induce sleep (Ex. temazepam)
  • medicines used to treat fits (Ex. carbamazepine)

B. Drug-Food interactions:

BACLOF LIQUID can be taken with food or milk.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more BACLOF LIQUID, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose might include increased drowsiness, difficulties in breathing, feeling faint, muscle weakness, confusion, hallucinations, fits, low blood pressure, slow heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive saliva production or reflex problems, etc.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Baclofen
Pharmacological Category :   γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) mimetic    
Therapeutic Indication :   Muscle Spasms                 
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Liquid

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep BACLOF LIQUID out of reach of children
  • Store BACLOF LIQUID below 25°C

FAQs ABOUT BACLOF LIQUID

What is the use of BACLOF LIQUID?

BACLOF LIQUID 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 BACLOF LIQUID works?

BACLOF LIQUID 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 BACLOF LIQUID?

Take BACLOF LIQUID as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. It is preferably taken with meals or milk to avoid nausea.

What is the best time to take BACLOF LIQUID?

BACLOF LIQUID 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 BACLOF LIQUID.

Can I stop taking BACLOF LIQUID once I started feeling better?

No. Do not stop taking BACLOF LIQUID 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 BACLOF LIQUID daily?

Take BACLOF LIQUID as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take BACLOF LIQUID every day or not.

Will taking a higher dose of BACLOF LIQUID be more effective?

No. Taking a higher dose of BACLOF LIQUID 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 BACLOF LIQUID?

If you forgot to take a dose of BACLOF LIQUID, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of BACLOF LIQUID, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of BACLOF LIQUID to compensate the missed ones. Consult your doctor for advice.

What are the side effects of BACLOF LIQUID?

The most common side effects of taking BACLOF LIQUID are drowsiness, confusion, weakness and feeling unsteady or shaky. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.

Is BACLOF LIQUID safe to use in children?

BACLOF LIQUID can be used in children and adolescents aged below 18 years if prescribed by the physician. However, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.

What precautions do I need to follow while taking BACLOF LIQUID?

Patients taking BACLOF LIQUID 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 BACLOF LIQUID.

Who should not take BACLOF LIQUID?

BACLOF LIQUID 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 BACLOF LIQUID make me feel sleepy?

BACLOF LIQUID 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 BACLOF LIQUID?

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking BACLOF LIQUID as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.

Is BACLOF LIQUID safe to use in diabetic patients?

BACLOF LIQUID may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking BACLOF LIQUID as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor you blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.

Can BACLOF LIQUID be taken during pregnancy?

BACLOF LIQUID should be used during pregnancy only if considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can the use of BACLOF LIQUID affect the liver?

Yes. BACLOF LIQUID 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 BACLOF LIQUID affect my sexual life?

BACLOF LIQUID may rarely cause problems in erection and ejaculation in some individuals. Consult your doctor if it troubles you.

REFERENCES

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Random Blood Sugar (RBS)
  • Liver Function Test (LFT)

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    120 g
    Ingredient
    BACLOFEN 5 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049069
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Baclof Liquid Strawberry Flavour 100ml

Baclof Liquid Strawberry Flavour 100ml Mkt: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.214.00
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