Lioresal 50mg Tablet

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Introduction

Lioresal 50mg Tablet 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.

Lioresal 50mg 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 Lioresal Tablet

  • Muscle relaxation

Benefits of Lioresal Tablet

In Muscle relaxation

Lioresal 50mg Tablet 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 Lioresal 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 Lioresal

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Lioresal 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. Lioresal 50mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Lioresal Tablet works

Lioresal 50mg 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
Lioresal 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lioresal 50mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lioresal 50mg 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
Lioresal 50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lioresal 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lioresal 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lioresal 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lioresal 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lioresal Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lioresal 50mg 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.

Alternate brands

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Quick tips

  • Lioresal 50mg 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.
  • Lioresal 50mg 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 Lioresal 50mg 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
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
Skeletal muscle relaxant- Centrally acting

Interaction with drugs

Taking Lioresal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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MODERATE
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MODERATE

Patient concerns

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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
Orthopaedics
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
Psychiatry
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. Can Lioresal 50mg Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, Lioresal 50mg Tablet 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 Lioresal 50mg Tablet affects you.

Q. Does Lioresal 50mg Tablet help anxiety?

Though Lioresal 50mg Tablet is not approved to treat anxiety disorders, it has been observed in some studies that it is effective in treating stress which occurs after trauma.

Q. Can I take Lioresal 50mg Tablet if I have a liver problem?

If you have a liver problem then you need to be cautious while taking Lioresal 50mg Tablet. 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 Lioresal 50mg Tablet have any effect on kidneys?

Lioresal 50mg Tablet may cause side effects in patients with normal kidney function which include excessive daytime urination (pollakiuria), burning sensation while urinating (dysuria), and loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence). Generally, a low dose of Lioresal 50mg Tablet is prescribed if a person has abnormally functioning kidneys or if a person is on dialysis.

Q. How should Lioresal 50mg Tablet be taken?

Take Lioresal 50mg Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor. If a person experiences nausea while taking Lioresal 50mg Tablet 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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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: October, 2021

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