What is Pacifen (Baclofen) used for?
Pacifen (Baclofen) is an oral muscle relaxant prescribed to improve mobility in patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, strokes, cerebral palsy, or a tumour affecting the spinal cord. The medication reduces tension and relaxes the muscles to allow easier and more comfortable movement in patients with muscular disorders. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Pacifen (Baclofen)?
Pacifen (Baclofen) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is three daily administrations of one tablet, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Do not crush or split the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Pacifen (Baclofen)?
Pacifen (Baclofen) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as an irregular heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, hallucinations, or seizures. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Pacifen (Baclofen) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have an active peptic ulcer. Also inform your doctor if you have schizophrenia, depression, Parkinson`s disease, respiratory disease, strokes, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, reduced liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Pacifen (Baclofen) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Pacifen (Baclofen) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.