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Liofen 5 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Liofen Tablet

Liofen 5 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.

Liofen Tablet side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Liofen 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. Liofen 5 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Liofen Tablet works

Liofen 5 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.

Liofen Tablet related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Liofen Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Liofen 5 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

  • Liofen 5 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.
  • Liofen 5 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 Liofen 5 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 Liofen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Psycolith
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Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Liofen

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FAQs

Q. Is Liofen addictive?

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

Q. Is Liofen safe?

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

Q. Is Liofen a narcotic or controlled substance?

No. Liofen 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 Liofen for?

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

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References
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