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Baclofast 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Baclofast Tablet

Baclofast 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.

Baclofast Tablet side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Baclofast 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. Baclofast 5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Baclofast Tablet works

Baclofast 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 relieves pain and improves movement of muscles.

Baclofast Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Baclofast 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Baclofast 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
Baclofast 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
Baclofast 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Baclofast 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Baclofast 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Baclofast 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Baclofast 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Baclofast Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Baclofast 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

  • Baclofast 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.
  • Baclofast 5 mg Tablet 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 Baclofast 5 mg Tablet 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Baclofast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Psycolith
MODERATE
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Baclofast

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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
Bone & Joint Specialist
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
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
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FAQs

Q. Is Baclofast addictive?

No. Baclofast is not addictive and has not shown any habit forming potential.

Q. Is Baclofast safe?

Yes, if prescribed by your doctor, Baclofast is usually safe to use. In case of any unwanted side-effects, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Baclofast a narcotic or controlled substance?

No. Baclofast is not a narcotic or a controlled substance. It is available from a pharmacy on providing a valid prescription from a doctor.

Q. How long can I take Baclofast for?

It is advisable to take Baclofast for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the drug without consulting your doctor

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