Generic Baclofen is mainly a muscle relaxing medication, which may also relieve pain. It may also be named as Kemstro, Lioresal, Liofen, Gablofen. Generic Baclofen is manufactured by Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories. Baclofen may be used as an oral, liquid and an injectable medicine. It can also be used to treat alcohol dependence and withdrawal. Its chemical name is 4-amino-3-(4- chloropheny)-butanoic acid. The chemical formula is C10H12C1NO2. There are some precautions which we should take into account while taking the medicine. Generic baclofen should be taken with food or milk. The dose may be increased step by step for reducing side effects. And one should not cease taking the medicine suddenly or without consulting with the doctor, because it may cause problems.
There are two kinds of baclofen tablets: baclofen 10 mg and baclofen 25 mg. Baclofen 10 mg tablets are white, oval tablets with 10 on one side of it and BACLOFEN on the other side. One packet of baclofen 10 mg contains 30 tablets. The dose of baclofen depends on the individual state of the patient and seriousness of the trauma. The usual dose of taking Baclofen starts with 5 mg three times a day. Every three days you can increase its dose. The maximal dose of Baclofen is 80 mg a day, divided into several doses. One of the advantages of this medicament is that you do not become addicted to it even after using it for a long period of time. Baclofen was first approved by the FDA in November, 1977. However, if baclofen is not prescribed by your doctor, it is certainly necessary to learn the Patient Information Leaflet of the medicine and take into consideration its side effects. The side effects of baclofen are weakness, tiredness, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, seizures, nausea, low or high blood pressure, constipation, insomnia, confusion, etc. Of course, all of these symptoms may not occur, but one should see a doctor if they occur. Some of them may go away as soon as your body is adapted to it. The usage of alcohol can increase the side effects of baclofen. For diabetic patients baclofen may be dangerous as it may rise your blood sugar levels. The harm that baclofen can do to pregnant women is not known yet. The usage of baclofen in the period of breast-feeding is also forbidden. Children under 12 years old must not take baclofen. Older people also can be sensitive to it. If you forget to take the medicine, do it at the moment you remember about it. But in case it is time to take the medicine again, return to your next dose schedule. Over dosage of baclofen may cause vomiting, seizures, drowsiness, muscular hypotonia, respiratory depression. Baclofen should be kept in the temperature of 15 °C (59 °F) and 30 °C (8 6 °F) . Keep it in a place that is unavailable for children.