Bacfen 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Bacfen Tablet
Bacfen 5 mg Tablet is used for muscle relaxation. It treats muscle spasms which may occur in diseases affecting the nervous system, such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, or injury to head, brain or spine.
Bacfen Tablet side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
How to use Bacfen Tablet
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 5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Bacfen Tablet works
Bacfen 5 mg Tablet is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without reduction in strength. This improves pain and movement of muscles.
Bacfen Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Bacfen 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Bacfen 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Bacfen 5 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Bacfen 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bacfen 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bacfen 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Bacfen 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bacfen 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Bacfen Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Bacfen 5 mg Tablet, 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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Expert Advice

  • Bacfen 5 mg Tablet 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 5 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Bacfen 5 mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Don't stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor if you've been on it for a long time.

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): Flanil, Sioril
MODERATE
Brand(s): Cardisip, Digover, Digon
MODERATE
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Ready Rinse, Tantum, Mucobenz
MODERATE
Brand(s): Pyregin, Novalgin RC, Bral
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycolith, Cartil, A Lith
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Bacfen

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
Mental Wellness
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
i have suffering from anxiety problem and blood preasure in high condition
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
Thank you for your question. We understand your concern. I would urge you to consult nearest psychiatrist for assessment and to rule out any anxiety disorder. For anxiety you can do lifestyle modifications. You can practice yoga and meditation. You are advised to exercise regularly and do breathing exercise. Above methods are priceless to reduce anxiety. For relaxation, you can read about Jacobson progressive muscle relaxation" on internet and practice it."
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FAQs

Q. Is Bacfen an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) / pain-killer / muscle-relaxant?
No. Bacfen is not a pain-killer or an NSAID. It is a centrally acting muscle relaxant.
Q. Is Bacfen addictive?
No. Bacfen is not addictive and has not shown any habit forming potential.
Q. Is Bacfen safe?
Yes. Bacfen is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is Bacfen a narcotic or controlled substance?
No. Bacfen is not a narcotic or a controlled substance. It is available from a pharmacy on providing a valid prescription from a doctor.
Q. Can I take Bacfen for backache/toothache or menstrual cramps?
Bacfen is effective in the treatment of acute back pains. But, it is not used for relieving toothache or menstrual cramps.
Q. Does Bacfen have sulfa/aspirin in it?
No. Bacfen does not contain sulfa or aspirin.
Q. How long can I take Bacfen for?
It is advisable to take Bacfen for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the drug without consulting your doctor
Q. Does Bacfen cause erectile dysfunction?
Bacfen may rarely cause symptoms of erectile dysfunction and impotence. Consult your doctor if you experience these symptoms.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 24th Sep 2018.
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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
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