249 patient evaluations for Baclofen

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Mar 21, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: For spazticity overnight not a bad drug, but I found ways around taking another pill by stretching before bed and eating better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 24, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, muscle weakness, dry mouth, weight gain, staggering walk, fatigue)
  • 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 walk

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleepiness, muscle weakness, dry mouth, weight gain, staggering walk, fatigue)
  • 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 walk

  • 4 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2012 (Started Aug 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizzy spells, Falls out of the clear blues from the dizzy spells., falls)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I you do take this medication just be care full if you are living in a dizzy state to watch to see if it get wores, make sure you talk to your doctor if they get worse. When I was taking this medication it did work very well why I was on it but the side effects were not any I wanted to live with, I was falling just about every time I was walking. so jsut pay attintion while tacking this medication.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 3, 2012 (Started Apr 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Doesn't make me real tired like the rest of the muscle relaxers and stops the spasms unlike the rest I have taken and doesn't take as many pills a day

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 22, 2012 (Started Aug 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 26, 2010 (Started Aug 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I just started Baclofin yesterday. It was precribed due to my leg and foot pain. It is taken at night. I am taking .5mg. When I awoke this am, my legs felt much better and most of the pain had lessened. Plus, I slept the best that I have had in over 1 year.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (abdominal weakness, excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 9, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 6, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 7, 2012 (Started Sep 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I discovered that taking benedril for alergies had more anti spasum benefits.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Talk to you Doc as soon as you feel these effects. They Get worse as time passes.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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