The main active ingredient of the medicine is Baclofen, which is a synthetic chlorophenyl-butanoic acid derivative. It treats spasms due to spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, muscle-relaxing. It acts as a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonist specific for GABA-B receptors. It acts at spinal and supraspinal sites, reducing excitatory transmission.
Indications: Baclofen-composed medicine Lioresal is used to treat muscle spasms caused by certain conditions such as multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury/disease. It helps to relax the muscles.
This medication is capable of inhibiting both monosynaptic and polysynaptic reflexes at the spinal level, possibly by hyperpolarization of afferent terminals. However, actions at supraspinal sites may also occur and contribute to its clinical effect.
This medication Lioresal is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 10 mg: This medicine is advised to consume with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually 3 times a day
- 20 mg: It is to be taken as directed by the doctor, usually 3 times a day with or without food
Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions which require alertness while treating with this medicine.
What are the Uses of Lioresal?
Lioresal medicine is used to relax muscles. It is also known for treating spasms in patients with MS (multiple sclerosis) or spinal cord disease.
What are things that are to be known while consuming Lioresal?
Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how Lioresal (baclofen intrathecal injection) affects you.
Can the consumption of Lioresal be stopped all of a sudden?
Do not stop consuming Lioresal suddenly without calling the doctor. You may have a greater risk of side effects. If you need to stop Lioresal and make sure you slowly stop it as ordered by the doctor.
What if the consumption of Lioresal overdoses?
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How to store and/or throw out Lioresal?
If you need to store Lioresal at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it. Throw away unused or expired drugs.