Baclofen: Treatment for Serious Muscle Pain: Muscle relaxants sometimes called spasmolytics and sometimes split into spasmolytics and another group, neuromuscular blockers are drugs that influence skeletal muscles to reduce muscle pain, spasms, and hyperreflexia. Most muscle relaxants cause sedation, drowsiness, and are addictive in the long-term. They also have a high abuse potential. Baclofen does not seem to have the addiction problem, is as effective as diazepam the most popular prescription muscle relaxant and does not cause drowsiness. Baclofen is different because it acts as a natural chemical in the body. It behaves like a GABA agonist, a chemical that attaches to the GABA receptor in the brain and causes a certain response. This changes the way certain neurons behave in the brain and increases potassium ion conductance. To put it simply, it causes the nerves to work a little bit differently so that the muscle stop contracting, which ends the pain and allows the body to be more mobile. It also may relieve pain by releasing something called substance P in the spinal cord. While substance P sounds like a fantastic science fiction radioactive metal, it is actually a neuropeptide that acts like a neurotransmitter. What does it do? It regulates pain and inflammation. Baclofen works to relax the skeletal muscles, ending muscle cramps and other muscle problems. It is effective for treating multiple sclerosis, spine injury, stroke, and any muscle conditions resulting from brain lesions. It is taken orally or as an injection. Oral tablet treatments start with 5 mg tablets taken three times daily with food. If this is not effective, the dosage size is increased by 15 mg every three days, stopping either when treatment becomes effective or the 80 mg per day total limit is reached. Prescription medication should always be taken as specified by the prescribing doctor. The injections are often administered using a surgically implanted pump. This is known as Intrathecal Baclofen or ITB. This pump puts the medication directly into the spine. This requires a much smaller dose size than the oral treatment because it goes immediately into the effective area. Many patients choose to do ITB because their normal oral Baclofen treatment was not effective enough. Doctors tend to only allow Intrathecal Baclofen treatment when the patient has spasticity so severe that his or her quality of life in influenced.
Baclofen is taken orally 3 times a day equal doses during food intake. Dosage of Baclofen is prescribed by the doctor and adjusted during treatment course. In order to avoid withdrawal syndrome, it is necessary gradually to refuse the medication use. For adults maximum daily dose of Baclofen(Lioresal) is 100mg.
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