Baclofen Research Paper

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Baclofen, simply means “muscle relaxer” & an antispastic agent. Baclofen is used for treating symptoms in muscles like multiple sclerosis - including spasm, stiffness and pain. This drug is also used for many purposes that are not listed in this guide Baclofen very rarely causes serious side effects. However, if you experience symptom of serious side effect do not hesitate to call the doctor. Serious side effects: A serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical help if you notice any symptoms of allergic reaction including rash, itching or swelling of face, throat, tongue and eyes, severe dizziness and trouble breathing. Mental and mood changes like confusion, depression and hallucinations. The other side effects of baclofen are described in a system-wise fashion in a detailed manner below. Nervous system: The common symptoms many people experienced were transient drowsiness,…show more content…
The side effects include erectile dysfunction, liver problems, speech problems, abnormal laboratory tests, taste changes, urinary retention. Very rare side effects: People fewer than 1 in 10,000 who take the drug experience hypothermia. Withdrawal symptoms: Baclofen when stopped abruptly can cause severe withdrawal symptoms. Due to the sudden cessation of this drug, six patients died. The symptoms are really fast to appear. They begin within hours to a few days following interruption of the therapy. The early symptoms of withdrawal are pruritus, hypotension, rebound spasticity (return of spasticity again), numbness, rhabdomyolysis, mood or mental changes, unusual nervousness or restlessness and seizures. These early symptoms rapidly develop to life threatening conditions like sepsis. So an emergency medical treatment is must. Symptoms of overdose: Baclofen when taken as overdose, you might experience the following symptoms. Blurred or double vision Seizures (convulsions) Muscle

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