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Baclofen (Baclofen) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Baclofen reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 4 ratings/reviews, Baclofen has an overall score of 8.50. The effectiveness score is 8.50 and the side effect score is 7. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Baclofen review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   multiple sclerosis
Dosage & duration:   10 mg taken daily for the period of still taking it. started about 5-7 years
Other conditions:   acid reflux, heart beat problems
Other drugs taken:   lopressor, nexium
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   i could sleep at night. my ms caused tightness everywhere, so i had alot of sleepless nights. lack of sleep made everything worse w/ my ms
Side effects:   a little tired in the am ,but nothing horrible
Comments:   10 mg at nite b4 bed

 

Baclofen review by 31 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Muscle pain and stiffness due to fibromyalgia
Dosage & duration:   10mg taken 3x/day for the period of 2 years/ongoing
Other conditions:   Bipolar Disorder, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia
Other drugs taken:   Levoxyl, Tramadol, Oxcarmazapine, Hydroxizine Pamoate, Clonazepam
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Significant reduction in cramping, stiffness, and "knots" in muscles.
Side effects:   Drowsiness, somewhat impaired balance
Comments:   I was prescribed Baclofen with a number of other drugs to treat muscle and joint pain and stiffness due to fibromyalgia. When I first began taking the medication, I slept ALL the time--as much as 22 hours a day. I literally could not stay awake. This may have been due not only to the drug's sedating affect, but to the vast sleep deficit of that years of pain and insomnia had produced. As time went on, I slept less, and was less dependent on the Baclofen as a "maintenance" medication--I began to "save" it to take in slightly more concentrated doses when a severe muscle spasm or strain, or a "flare" occurs, which happens frequently in fibromyalgia patients. I have noticed that the drug is less effective than it used to be, requiring higher doses to treat the same level of stiffness or cramping.

 

Baclofen review by 62 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   insomnia
Dosage & duration:   30 mg qhs taken daily for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   hypothyroid
Other drugs taken:   valium, trazadone, naturthroid
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helped with sleep. Could reduce valium, trazadone without withdrawal symptoms
Side effects:   A little drooziness in AM
Comments:   Was looking for another drug without as much addiction potential for life long sleep disorder. Found this through a friend, there are posts on the internet about it, also used for addictions off label. My MD agreed to try it.

 

Baclofen review by care giver of 40 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Alcohol addiction
Dosage & duration:   90 mg per day taken 3times per day for the period of 18 months, stillbtaking
Other conditions:   N/a
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Considerable less craving for alcohol
Side effects:   Sometimes drowsy, easily tired
Comments:   Treatment started in an alcohol rehabilitation clinic january 2010 in the netherlands. Baclofen is generally known as a muscle relaxation medicine often used by people who have epilepsia. Initially 3times daily a total of 60 mg, after 6 months 90 mg per day, to increase effectiveness. Should be used in combination with therapy. Patient was severe alcohol addict for over 20 years, and has not taken any alcohol since 6 months. Patient describes that his alcohol cravings have nearly disappeared.
 


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