What is Pacifen (Baclofen) used for?
Pacifen (Baclofen) works by acting on the spinal cord. It helps to reduce the amount of muscle spasms, while also relieving pain. This drug is prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis and other spinal cord injuries or diseases. It may also be prescribed to treat other conditions, and there is evidence to suggest that it is useful for treating alcoholism.
How should I use Pacifen (Baclofen)?
Pacifen (Baclofen) tablets should be taken orally. You must consult your physician to determine the correct dosage. Low doses of this drug are normally prescribed at first, which may then be gradually increased by the prescribing physician, until the correct dosage is determined. You will probably be told to take 15mg per day, divided into 3 doses to begin with. Your physician may then increase your dose, and you may be told to take anything from 30mg to 75mg per day. Some patients may even be told to take more than this. Follow the instructions of your physician, and only take the amount prescribed to you.
What are the side effects of Pacifen (Baclofen)?
Side effects of Pacifen (Baclofen) include:
If you experience any side effects, you should report them to your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pacifen (Baclofen). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.