Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL

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Introduction

Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL is a muscle relaxer. It is used to treat muscular symptoms such as rigidity, tension, and stiffness that may occur due to various conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, or injury to the head, brain, or spine.

Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL can be taken with food. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms, for the shortest possible time. You should take this medicine regularly while you need it. Try not to miss doses as this will make the medicine less effective.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, and dizziness. If any of these side effects do not go away or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

To make sure it is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you are using or taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Uses of Bacfen Tablet XL

  • Muscle relaxation

Benefits of Bacfen Tablet XL

In Muscle relaxation

Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL is a muscle relaxant that is used to relieve rigidity, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect skeletal muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for such symptoms. It effectively relieves muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving muscle movement.

Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Bacfen Tablet XL

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bacfen

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Bacfen Tablet XL

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL is to be taken with food.

How Bacfen Tablet XL works

Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL is a muscle relaxant. It works on the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm maintaining the strength of the muscles. This relieves pain and improves movement of muscles.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Bacfen Tablet XL?

If you miss a dose of Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL provides relief from rigidity, tension and stiffness in muscles (spasticity) that may occur due to various conditions affecting the nervous system.
  • Take it with or after food or a glass of milk.
  • Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor if you've been on it for a long time.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gamma Amino Acids Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
Skeletal muscle relaxant- Centrally acting

Interaction with drugs

Taking Bacfen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Levopa, Bidopal
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cardisip, Digover, Caxin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycolith, Cartil, A Lith
MODERATE
Brand(s): Nimsun
MODERATE

Patient concerns

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Road accident. Now cured. Is physiotherapy mandatory after removal of POP?? Sir, I met with road accident exactly 63 days ago. Now POP is removed. Still can't walk without walking aid. Doctor told physiotherapy is not required. And not suggested any exercises also for muscle relaxation. Sir, please suggest me , whether I should consult another doctor or exercises not always mandatory
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Physiotherapy is not mandatory Home exercises are needed for all cases
My husband is having illicit relationship bcoz of that lot of problems. I am very tensed all the time. Please suggest a medicine to calm down. Thank you
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Psychiatry
We understand your concernWe are here to helpYou are advised to solve problemAs medicine will help you for temporary periodDiscussing with husband and finding solution will calm you downTill then you can do Jacobson Progressive Muscle Relaxation""http://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-jacobson-relaxation-technique#wholebody-technique3Follow this link to find detailed procedure
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FAQs

Q. Can Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL make you sleepy?

Yes, Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL can cause sleepiness. It can make a person dizzy due to its sedative effect. It can also affect vision and therefore you should avoid driving and using heavy machinery until and unless you know how Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL affects you.

Q. Does Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL help anxiety?

Though Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL is not approved to treat anxiety disorders, it has been observed in some studies that it is effective in treating stress which occurs after a trauma.

Q. Can I take Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL if I have a liver problem?

If you have a liver problem then you need to be cautious while taking Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL. This is because the medicine may increase the production of liver enzymes. Hence, regular laboratory examination of liver enzymes is required while taking this medicine as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL have any effect on kidneys?

Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL may cause side effects in patients with normal kidney function which include excessive day time urination (pollakiuria), burning sensation while urinating (dysuria), and loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence). Generally, a low dose of Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL is prescribed if a person has abnormally functioning kidneys or if a person is on dialysis.

Q. How should Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL be taken?

Take Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL exactly as directed by your doctor. If a person experiences nausea while taking Bacfen 10mg Tablet XL then it should be consumed with food or milk. However, for night cramps, it would be best to use the medicine at night time or 1 hour before doing specific tasks like physiotherapy or washing.

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References

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Manufacturer/Marketer address

Icon Life Sciences, Div. Of Mesmer Pharmaceuticals, No.202/6, Lane In.30, Phase-II, IDA, Cherlapally, Hyderabad, 500 051 AP
Country of origin: India

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