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Composition for LIOFEN

Baclofen(25 mg)

food interaction for LIOFEN

alcohol interaction for LIOFEN

pregnancy interaction for LIOFEN

lactation interaction for LIOFEN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Liofen 25mg tablet with food.
Liofen 25mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Liofen 25mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for LIOFEN

Baclofen(25 mg)

Uses

Liofen 25mg tablet is used for muscle relaxation and hiccups.

How it works

Liofen 25mg tablet belongs to a group of medicines called muscle relaxants. It works by acting on the central nervous system to reduce muscle spasms and tightness.

Common side effects

Confusion, Convulsion, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Shortness of breath, Stomach upset, Weakness

Common Dosage for LIOFEN 25MG TABLET

Patients taking LIOFEN 25MG TABLET

  • 35%
    Once A Day
  • 29%
    Thrice A Day
  • 18%
    Alternate Day
  • 12%
    Twice A Day
  • 6%
    Once A Week

SUBSTITUTES for LIOFEN

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  • BACLOF 25 MG TABLET
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    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 21.70/tablet
    Tablet
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    save 1% more per tablet
  • ARIVE 25 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 17.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 175
    save 20% more per tablet
  • BIZLO 25MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 19.80/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 198
    save 10% more per tablet
  • EPTIL 25 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Crescent Therapeutics Ltd
    Rs. 14.28/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 142.83
    save 35% more per tablet

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Expert advice for LIOFEN

The drug can cause drowziness or dizziness. Avoid activities that require mental alertness until you know how the drug affects you:Do not drink alcohol while you are on this medication. Do not stop the drug suddenly without consulting your doctor as you may have severe withdrawal symptoms. Baclofen may increase the risk of developing ovarian cyst. Speak to your doctor about your risk.
Do not take the medicine:
  • If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • If you have stomach ulcer.
  • If you have porphyria (an inherited condition causing blisters, abdominal pain and brain or nervous system disorders).
Inform your doctor before taking the medicine:
  • If  you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • If you are taking medicines to lower your blood pressure or taking diuretics (drugs increasing urine output) or pain killers.
  • If you require any surgery (which may need administration of anesthetics).

Frequently asked questions for LIOFEN

Baclofen

Q.Is baclofen an NSAID/pain-killer/muscle-relaxant?
No. Baclofen is not a pain-killer or an NSAID. It is a centrally acting muscle relaxant

Q.Is baclofen addictive?
No. Baclofen is not addictive

Q.Is baclofen the same as Soma/Flexeril?
No. Baclofen is not the same as Soma (carisoprodol) or Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine). However, all of these drugs are muscle relaxants used for the same indications

Q.Is baclofen safe?
Yes. Baclofen is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is baclofen a narcotic or controlled substance?
No. Baclofen is not a narcotic or a controlled substance

Q.Can I take baclofen with Percocet/Xanax/tramadol/Norco/Cymbalta/Motrin/naproxen?
Baclofen if taken with Percocet (acetaminophen plus oxycodone)/Norco (acetaminophen plus hydrocodone), cymbalta (duloxetine), Xanax (alprazolam) or tramadol can increase the side-effects such as dizziness, sedation and difficulties in concentration. Baclofen can be taken with naproxen or Motrin (ibuprofen) if prescribed by your doctor

Q.Can I take baclofen for backache/toothache or menstrual cramps?
Baclofen is effective in the treatment of acute back pains. But, it is not used for relieving toothache or menstrual cramps

Q.Does baclofen have sulfa/aspirin in it?
No. Baclofen does not contain sulfa or aspirin

Q.Does baclofen cause tiredness/drowsiness/low blood pressure?
Yes. Baclofen may cause tiredness, drowsiness or low blood pressure. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.How long can I take baclofen for?
It is advisable to take baclofen for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the drug without consulting your doctor

Q.Does baclofen cause erectile dysfunction?
Baclofen may rarely cause symptoms of erectile dysfunction and impotence. Consult your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)