8 patient evaluations for Baclofen taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis' with a side effects rating of Moderate

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aubri328
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aubri328
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Dec 31, 2015 (Started Oct 20, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure you are the right dose, but be aware of the side affects! Works great, but can cause you to be VERY tired! Also- the more you need to take... the more it will cost with some insurances.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Oct 20, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Talk with your Dr. always on the needs for medication/ the why. This medication can be altered. More in the evening less in the morning (or when you are affected the most) take some mid day, etc. This med dose cause fatigue- which added to MS does not HELP the situation. BUT being tired and not having pain is a bonus. Often your Dr can prescribe (and often does anyway) something for fatigue. Drug does come in generic to save money.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Barbeczak
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Barbeczak
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Sep 17, 2014 (Started May 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Muscle fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started at ½ tablet 3x daily for 2 weeks, then 1 tablet, then 1½ tablet, then 2 tablets. At this point, I barely had strength to transfer from wheelchair to bed, to commode, etc. Bladder and bowel control became non existent also, requiring 3-4 changes of clothing daily. I dropped back to 1½ tablets 3x daily and problems of fatigue disappeared.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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life well lived
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life well lived
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

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May 23, 2012 (Started May 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It gave me sudden periods of intense sleepiness. I was unsafe driving and twice needed the wake up bumps on the side of the road to make it home from work in the afternoon/early evening after taking baclofen the night before. The drowsiness hit in waves from mid morning on through the day, and baclofen was the only change in my meds/routine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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possma
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possma
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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

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amygtz
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amygtz
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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

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nursefairy
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nursefairy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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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

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biggie72
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biggie72
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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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

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gmp1968
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gmp1968
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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May 29, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Pressure headaches, Balance worsened)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Balance worsened, Pressure headaches

Nov 3, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Pressure headaches, Balance worsened)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It really makes my balance more unsteady in addition to feeling pressure in my head
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Balance worsened, Pressure headaches

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