253 patient evaluations for Baclofen

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Nov 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, muscle weakness, frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Be very slow in your increase on this drug and you must wean yourself off if you need to stop. Make sure to discuss this with your doctor.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle weakness, frequent urination, fatigue

  • 6 helpful marks

Nov 9, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, shallow breathing, sleepiness, frequent urination, muscle weakness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: This is a great medication for the treatment of spasticity. However, you should seriously weigh the burden of your spasticity against the burden of increased sleepiness and fatigue. For me, I'd rather have spasticity than miss out on the joys of life because I'm too tired to notice.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: frequent urination, fatigue, shallow breathing, muscle weakness, sleepiness

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Mar 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, shallow breathing, frequent urination, muscle weakness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: This works great for spasticity but may cause breathing problems and severe fatigue.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: frequent urination, fatigue, shallow breathing, muscle weakness, sleepiness

  • 4 helpful marks

Feb 24, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, staggering gait, weight gain, dry mouth, muscle weakness, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have no problems taking Baclofen, but am always mindful how it affects my mobility - which is NOT positive! I find taking a drink of AllCalm before bed much more beneficial for spasms, or restless leg syndrome. It is a Magnesium Citrate drink and works almost straight away! EXCELLENT! It does not affect my mobility.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, fatigue, muscle weakness, dry mouth, sleepiness, staggering gait

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, staggering gait, weight gain, dry mouth, muscle weakness, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wouldn't be surprised if this drug was causing some of us to be in a wheelchair - but what do you do with spasms? I find that Magnesium Chelate (All Calm) works wonders! However, you have to boil water and who wants to get out of bed in the middle of the night? Thats when I have to resort to Baclofen!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, fatigue, muscle weakness, dry mouth, sleepiness, staggering gait

  • 4 helpful marks
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