Lioresal is the treatment for muscular dysfunction. It is an antispastic agent. Its main component is Baclofen.
Lioresal is used for the treatment of significant muscle spasms. The muscle spasms are usually caused by injury to the spinal cord or the brain. It can also lower the symptoms of certain neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis. Lioresal is a muscle relaxant. It works by decreasing the amount of muscle spasms that occur in an individual. This medication also reduces the severity of the spasms. Lioresal helps with the muscle rigidity that may occur along with the spasms. This medication also relieves any pain that may be a symptom of the hyperactive muscles. For patients with reversible spasticity, taking Lioresal can restore some of the muscle function that has been lost.
Contact your doctor to discover some of the other uses that this medication may have for you.
You should always consult the prescription that has been provided to you by your physician. Do not take Lioresal in amounts that are smaller or larger than have been prescribed.
This medication is to be consumed orally.
The total recommended dosage for Lioresal is between 40 and 80 mg a day. This total dosage should be reached by slowly increasing the dosage every three days. The recommended dose for initial use should be about 5 mg. This should be taken three times a day.
You should not take more than 80 mg of this medication in a day.
If you forgot to take your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If your next scheduled dose is due soon, do not take the missed dose. Do not take two doses together.
In the event of an overdose, contact the emergency services of your local medical center.
The side effects that may commonly present themselves when you take Lioresal are:
Onset of fatigue, particularly in the muscles
The side effects that are less commonly experienced when taking this medication are:
Discomfort in the abdominal region
Difficulty controlling muscles
Tightness in muscles
Lack of dexterity
Changes in bowel movements
A sense of euphoria
Change in appetite
Lowered blood pressure
Unusual sensations in limbs
Sexual dysfunction in men
Difficulty with speech
Changes in sleeping pattern
Increase in weight
In the event that you experience any of these adverse effects, contact your physician immediately.
Tell your physician if you have become pregnant or wish to begin breastfeeding while being prescribed Lioresal.
Do not take this medication if you have had an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients in Lioresal.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of ailments with your nervous system.
Tell your physician if you have ever been diagnosed with a mood disorder or a mental disorder.
Certain medications such as epidural morphine may negatively interact with Lioresal and cause adverse reactions.
Inform your doctor about any medications, prescribed or over the counter, which you may be taking. Tell your physician about any herbal supplements that you may also be taking.