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Baclofen

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7.5  Effectiveness
2.6  Side Effects
6.2  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 4 Baclofen side effects and 3 Baclofen benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is baclofen and brand names are Kemstro and Lioresal.

The active ingredient of this medication is baclofen. Inactive ingredients include crospovidone, anhydrous lactose, magnesium stearate and povidone.

Mainly used in treating muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or other diseases.
Famous People with Multiple Sclerosis
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Teri Garr

In 2002 Teri Garr announced that she had had Multiple Sclerosis for 25 years.

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Montel Williams

Williams was first diagnosed with MS in 1999, although he'd been having episodes on and off for many years.

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Tamia Hill

In 2003 Tamia announced that she has Multiple Sclerosis.

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Clayton (Clay) Walker

Clay produced one country music hit after another until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996.

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Jacqueline du Pré

When du Pré was still only 28, her doctors reached the conclusion that she was suffering from MS.

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Effectiveness of Baclofen by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Baclofen, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 70% 30% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 90% 10% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 90% 10% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 90% 10% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 60% 40% 0%
Digestion 0% 10% 80% 10% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 90% 10% 0%
Energy 0% 0% 50% 40% 10%
Eyesight 0% 10% 90% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 10% 80% 10% 0%
Mental Clarity 10% 0% 70% 20% 0%
Pain 0% 10% 70% 20% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 10% 0% 80% 10% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 10% 80% 10% 0%
Sleep 10% 10% 40% 10% 30%
Stress Level 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Commonly Reported Baclofen Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Headache 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Bladder Problems / Incontinence 0% 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3%
Fatigue 70% 20% 0% 0% 10%
Concentration / Focus Problems 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Urination 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 66.7% 22.2% 11.1% 0% 0%
Cough 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Yeast Infection 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Hyperactivity 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Baclofen Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Diarrhea 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Pain 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Flaky / Peeling Skin 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Chills 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Tremors 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 25% 0% 50% 0% 25%
Earache 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Confusion 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
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Episodes since taking Baclofen
Since taking Baclofen Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 42.9%
Hospitalization 14.3%
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User Comments about Baclofen
01 Jul 2011 Baclofen really helps me relax my muscles esepecially when its time for me to go to bed, it makes me feel good and im proud of this medication to be on the market!
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08 Jan 2011 has helped alot with withdrawls!!!!
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05 Dec 2010 This information is regarding my 10 yr old daughter who was diagnosed with Huntington's in 2008 at the age of 7. She was also diagnosed with epilepsy 3 months later.
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