Lioresal is used for treating muscle spasms or other conditions determined by your doctor. Muscle spasms may be caused by multiple sclerosis or other diseases. Treatment with Lioresal in all cases is possible.
You should follow advise of your doctor or this medical guide when using Lioresal.
- Take Lioresal orally disregarding the meal. Take this medication at estimated time each day.
- Swallow the tablets of Lioresal whole, not crushing or chewing them before swallowing.
- Do not consider stopping to take Lioresal even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
If you are unsure about how to use Lioresal, ask your doctor.
Being a muscle relaxant, Lioresal lessens the frequency and power of muscle spasms that may appear because of neurological disorders.
Having missed a dose of Lioresal, you should not bother to take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. It is not recommended to take 2 doses at once unless your doctor told you to do so.
The conditions to keep Lioresal are: the temperature between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C) and the dry dark place away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lioresal out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Lioresal Safety information
You should not use Lioresal if have ever had allergic reaction to any ingredient in Lioresal (though this is unlikely).
It is important to remember:
- Do not drink alcohol beverages or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (e.g., sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are having treatment with Lioresal
- Do not give Lioresal to those younger than 12 years of age; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
- Do not breast-feed while taking Lioresal. If you are pregnant, it is possible to take Lioresal only when clearly needed.
Lioresal Side effects
The common side effects are listed below. It is not necessary to stop taking Lioresal if you experience them, however we advise you to contact you doctor if these side effects persist or become bothersome:
- constipation; nausea; drowsiness; fatigue; dizziness; headache; inability to get asleep.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
- severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; confusion; frequent urination; increased weakness of arms or legs; seizures; slurred speech; sore throat; vomiting.
Do not use Baclofen if it is not prescribed. Do not share it with other people.