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Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER

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Product introduction

Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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.

Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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 Baclof Tablet ER

  • Muscle relaxation

Benefits of Baclof Tablet ER

In Muscle relaxation

Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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 Baclof Tablet ER

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 Baclof

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Baclof Tablet ER

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. Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER is to be taken with food.

How Baclof Tablet ER works

Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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
Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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
Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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
Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Baclof Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER, 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

  • Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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.
  • Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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 Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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 Baclof 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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My mother has a facial pain, may be nueralgia. Pl advice some medicine for the same. Currently she is taking tegrital200mg, neugaba m 150 mg, neurovir od, but she is not feeling well. Pain is very much.pl advice. May be trigeminal neuralgia
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
try baclof 10 mg bd; get MRI brain
My father is taking baclof od twice a day and he is still not feeling good also he has Constipation and shortness of breath
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
Take a consultation of physicians
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FAQs

Q. Can Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER make you sleepy?

Yes, Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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 Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER affects you.

Q. Does Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER help anxiety?

Though Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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 Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER if I have a liver problem?

If you have a liver problem then you need to be cautious while taking Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER. 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 Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER have any effect on kidneys?

Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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 Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER is prescribed if a person has abnormally functioning kidneys or if a person is on dialysis.

Q. How should Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER be taken?

Take Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER exactly as directed by your doctor. If a person experiences nausea while taking Baclof OD 20 Tablet ER 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

  1. White PF, Katzung BG. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 463.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 121-23.
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Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: March, 2024

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