Lioresal

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Description

Drug Description

Lioresal is considered the best drug for the treatment of moderate to severe muscle cramps. The main ingredient of this drug is Baclofen. It acts by relaxing the muscles. Therefore, it is efficient in the treatment of different kinds of facial nerve pain.

Use

The drug is used for the treatment of serious neuropathic pains that can weaken a person. Therefore, Lioresal is the best drug for the treatment of different kinds of muscle cramps.
Lioresal is a very efficient antispastic and a miorelaxant which can reduce the severity and frequency of muscle cramps, caused by different types of neurological diseases. Therefore, it is usually used for the treatment of disseminated sclerosis.

Dosage

Lioresal is available in different dosages- from 5 to 20 mg. The drug dosage depends on the kind and intensity of pain. Take the dosage three times a day, irrespective of the dosage prescribed.
Start with a very small dosage and gradually increase it to the maximum limit of 20 mg. However, you may take the maximum dosage of 20 only when the pain is very intensive and the small dosages don’t work. In rare cases, the dosage may be increased to 80 mg a day.

Skipping a dose/overdose

If you missed the dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it’s already time for the next dose, take only the scheduled one (to avoid overdose).
Overdose of Lioresal may cause the following side effects: sleepiness, vertigo, cramps, breathing difficulty, coma, etc. In case of overdose, immediately call the emergency.

Adverse effects

The use of Lioresal may cause certain adverse effects. Some of them are usual and doesn’t need any specific treatment. However, it the symptoms persist, you should seek immediate medical assistance. The most common adverse effects are:

  • Weakened muscles
  • Head pain
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness
  • Vertigo
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Sickness
  • Pain in the back
  • Constipation

Serious side effects are:

  • Allergic responses
  • Odd thoughts
  • Weakness
  • Face swelling
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Breathing problems
  • Muscle rigidity or cramps
  • Nervousness
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Lasting headache
  • Hallucinations
  • Reduced muscle tone
  • Breast pain
  • Difficulty urination
  • Vision impairment

Contraindications

Use Lioresal very carefully. Pregnant or lactating women should consult the doctor regularly during the treatment. Stop the treatment gradually to prevent the withdrawal symptoms.
Don’t take Lioresal if you’re allergic to the main active component of this drug (Baclofen). Tell the doctor about any medical conditions, such as nervous diseases or depressive disorders.
Always inform the doctor about any drugs you’re taking (especially the ones that cause sleepiness). Avoid drinking alcohol during the treatment, as it may cause hypotension.