Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and an antispastic agent. Baclofen is used to treat muscle symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis, including spasm, pain, and stiffness. Baclofen is sometimes used to treat muscle spasms and other symptoms in people with injury or disease of the spinal cord. Baclofen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before you take Lioresal, tell your doctor about any drug allergies you might have, and if you have kidney disease, any disorders associated with seizures or a history of stroke or blood clots. Your dosage and medication may need to be adjusted or switched to accommodate your medical needs. Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as Lioresal may have adverse effects on an unborn child.
This medication impairs reaction time and attention span. Use Lioresal with caution if you are required to drive or do any tasks that may require you to be alert and awake. Drinking alcohol while taking this medication is not recommended, as it may increase the severity of certain side effects associated with Lioresal. This medication should not be used at a time when it is required for you to maintain muscle tone for safety reasons, as a common side effect of Lioresal is the deterioration of muscle tone.