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Bacloford 25mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Bacloford 25mg Tablet is a muscle relaxer. It is used to treat muscle 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.

Bacloford 25mg Tablet 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 Bacloford Tablet

  • Muscle relaxation

Side effects of Bacloford Tablet

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 Bacloford

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Fatigue and Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.

How to use Bacloford 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. Bacloford 25mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Bacloford Tablet works

Bacloford 25mg Tablet 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
Bacloford 25mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bacloford 25mg Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bacloford 25mg Tablet 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
Bacloford 25mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bacloford 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bacloford 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Bacloford 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bacloford 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Bacloford Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Bacloford 25mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Bacloford 25mg 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.
  • Bacloford 25mg 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 Bacloford 25mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gamma Amino Acids Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Bacloford 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
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MODERATE
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MODERATE
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Patient Concerns

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Stomach acidity after eating any food , loss of appetite insomnia also
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
u have psychiatric problem. irritable bowel syndrome take tablet amitryptaline 25mg hs for 14 days
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
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FAQs

Q. Can Bacloford make you sleepy?

Yes, Bacloford 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 Bacloford affects you.

Q. Does Bacloford help anxiety?

Though Bacloford 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 Bacloford if I have a liver problem?

If you have a liver problem then you need to be cautious while taking Bacloford. 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 Bacloford have any effect on kidneys?

Bacloford 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 Bacloford is prescribed if a person has abnormally functioning kidneys or if a person is on dialysis.

Q. How should Bacloford be taken?

Take Bacloford exactly as directed by your doctor. If a person experiences nausea while taking Bacloford 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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