User Reviews for Baclofen

Also known as: Gablofen, Kemstro, Lioresal, Lioresal Intrathecal

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Cerebral Spasticity 3 reviews 7 medications
   
10
Trigeminal Neuralgia 4 reviews 9 medications
   
8.8
Alcohol Withdrawal 16 reviews 19 medications
   
8.6
Migraine Prevention 8 reviews 32 medications
   
8.6
Cervical Dystonia 3 reviews 8 medications
   
8.0
Hiccups 2 reviews 8 medications
   
7.8
Muscle Spasm 57 reviews 55 medications
   
7.7
Spasticity 13 reviews 8 medications
   
7.5
Neuralgia 2 reviews 29 medications
   
7.0
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder 4 reviews 13 medications
   
6.7
Dystonia 2 reviews 4 medications
   
6.5
Muscle Twitching 2 reviews 2 medications
   
5.3
Cluster-Tic Syndrome 0 reviews 0 medications
   
5.0
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Summary of Baclofen reviews 116 reviews 7.9

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Review by terees:

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10

For Alcohol Withdrawal: This medication work miracles in alcohol addiction.

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February 24, 2015 4:17 AM

Review by Celidwen (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Muscle Spasm: I suffer with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and suffer from chronic muscle spasms that affect my whole body and they are terribly painful. I was recently switched to baclofen and all I can say is - wow!! I can actually MOVE again. I had actually forgotten what it feels like to be able to move. No side effects either and great pain relief. Absolutely over the moon.

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January 25, 2015 3:22 AM

Review by James1007:

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10

For Muscle Spasm: I have a spinal cord injury and have intense spasticity in my legs and this medicine helped in just a few hours of taking it.

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January 24, 2015 1:10 AM

Review by daddydoane (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For : My son's doctor gave him baclofen, 1/2 10mg tab in late afternoon and 1 10mg tab at bed time. He suffers from night terrors and restless legs while sleeping. It has helped him quite a bit. He actually sleeps through the night without waking up and no longer kicks his legs all night long. I noticed a huge difference when he doesn't take it. I was very reluctant to give it to him since he was only 5 yrs old. I hate medications but he was suffering a lot from lack of sleep. Hopefully we can take him off it sometime but if it's helping him then so be it.

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January 23, 2015 9:36 AM

Review by Flip4me62 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Dystonia: I suffered for 2 years with terrible dystonia and muscle cramping. Within 1 week it helped keep it under control. I take it 2 times a day and I am thankful that my doctor prescribed this.

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January 17, 2015 2:41 PM

Review by Nc bandit (taken for 1 to 6 months):

For Cerebral Spasticity: Worked initially but I could not handle the side effects. Had to stop as soon as possible. No issues with withdrawal.

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January 9, 2015 8:25 PM

Review by B.:

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10

For Migraine Prevention: Very effective. Taken 'as needed' to help alleviate the pain associated with migraine, so that I can function.

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January 9, 2015 1:38 AM

Review by PaPis Girl:

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2.0

Lioresal (baclofen) for Muscle Spasm: Been taking these due to 2 back surgeries within a 9 month period. Doesn't really help with my muscle spasms.

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January 5, 2015 8:44 PM

Review by Sue2014:

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10

For Alcohol Withdrawal: I've not drank alcohol for 4 days. I've have been drinking between 1.5 bottles to 2 bottles of wine for the past 1-2 years and finally decided to stop. I stopped three days ago and was worried I would have severe withdrawals however since taking Baclofen I have been absolutely fine (started on a dose of 10mg and gone up to 30mg but this depends on your dependency on alcohol). I have been thinking of alcohol lots which is expected but I'm been sleeping better than when I do drink (as I normally wake up at 3am with extreme anxiety or worries in my life) and now don't feel any anxiety. I'm determined to stay on this path and feel proud of myself already. I would recommend study on the web and look at all sorts of alternatives remedies.

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January 4, 2015 8:17 AM

Review by Ter34 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Spasticity: It works better than Flexeril. I have a spinal cord injury.

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December 27, 2014 10:06 PM

Review by Jules A:

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5.0

For Spasticity: I take baclofen (20mg 3Xs a day) for muscle twitching, spasms, and spactisity. It has helped some (for instance I can still feel the muscle twitching but its no longer visible twitching). Hasn't seemed to help with the spasticity though. As for side effects at first I had a lot of drowsiness and dizziness. Now I am horribly depressed and think its from the baclofen so I may discontinue soon.

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December 24, 2014 9:17 AM

Review by Retired Psychiatrist (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Alcohol Withdrawal: I had worked with Veterans who used to have back problems and had been on muscle relaxants. They had been using alcohol for years. I used to substitute the much stronger muscle relaxants with Baclofen with their Primary Care Doctors approval. Results were great! My patients had double benefts: back pain/ spasm control and Alcohol consumption control.Some of them stop drinking , other continued use alcohol socially without problems,discovering the life again. I am happy hearing that people find Baclofen being helpful. Good luck to guys. Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!

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December 8, 2014 10:23 PM

Review by J_Nemo (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Alcohol Withdrawal: I have been fighting alcoholism since my early teens, detoxed by myself, and was dry for 12 years until last March. After two months of serious binge drinking, I ended up in A&E when I decided to detox once again without any suitable medication support. They provided me Diazepam and I cleaned up again, but it only lasted for three months. The vicious circle is much harder to break as you get older. However, now, on Baclofen, I feel a tremendous improvement and do not feel the urge to drink. Indeed, the medicine worked amazingly well from the very beginning of the treatment. However, do address underlying psychological issues, as the medicine is not a magic bullet.

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December 7, 2014 8:12 AM

Review by denver27:

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8.0

For Muscle Spasm: I have a lot of different pains due to fibromyalgia and nerve damage and sciatica and a stroke and spinal cord disease I take 1 20 milligram at night only because it does make you very tired and only time I really noticed it working is when I don't take it then my pain is much worse.

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December 6, 2014 8:45 PM

Review by garzoid (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Alcohol Withdrawal: I am going into an outpatient detox programme on Monday, Baclofen has given me the confidence to maintain sobriety after the detox. It's not the be all and end all but for me it really is helping.

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November 27, 2014 5:11 PM

Review by Hlip:

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9.0

For Trigeminal Neuralgia: I got immediate relief from my Trigeminal Neuropathy within an hour of taking this medication. This was after having several Radio frequency ablutions which would only last 4-6 weeks. I was suffering for over 7 years. I had tried Neurontin, Topamax, Lamictal, opiates and more.

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October 25, 2014 7:23 PM

Review by LizMax (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Muscle Spasm: I am 33 & I have protruding discs at my L3-S1 levels. I am in pain management until I can have surgery. Because of the condition of my discs I have electric, debilitating muscle spasms in my lower back. At the time of my most recent episode, I was on 10 mg Valium for muscle relaxant & 10 mg Flexeril. The Flexeril & Valium did nothing, nothing for my spasms. Luckily, I had an appointment with my pain management doctor, and he prescribed Baclofen as he could feel the spasms. I was told to stop Flexeril and take the Baclofen -- which I did immediately (10 mg). Baclofen was miraculous! It stopped the spasms almost immediately & by the next morning (today), my back felt almost completely normal. Thank you. I can actually make it to work!!

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October 23, 2014 9:05 AM

Review by oddsr (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Spasticity: I have spasticity (stiffness) in my lower back and right leg due to multiple sclerosis. I had used marijuana for quite a while and it helped my spasticity but was not good for my cognitive thinking. I stopped the marijuana and began taking baclofen 20 mg x 3 /day. I walk and feel so much better. I might not be as aware of how much better I am until I miss or delay taking it. I have experienced no side effects.

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September 21, 2014 10:21 AM

Review by tyw:

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8.0

Lioresal (baclofen) for Cervical Dystonia: Start the medication low, slow dosage and increase as prescribed and needed

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August 14, 2014 4:41 PM

Review by ftnssb:

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9.0

For Trigeminal Neuralgia: I am on 300mg daily oxcarbazepine (Oxtellar 24 hour) with mixed results for my nerve damage/trigeminal neuralgia as a result of a crushed cheekbone in a motorcycle accident where the initial fracture was right down the frontal trigeminal canal. One hour 10minutes ago took 5mg bacoflen and the results are very positive for neuralgia and also (an very importantly) my perpetually swollen left sinus which is very painful). I am going to do 5 mg three times tomorrow and see how it goes - I was supposed to take 10 mg twice a day to start and then 10 mg three times a day but want to be cautious. I expect even better results when I increase my dosage to 10 mg three times a day. I will report again in a couple of weeks.

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August 7, 2014 2:16 PM

Review by tom rek (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Hiccups: Had abdominal surgery Sept 23rd 2013. Developed intractable hiccups immediately afterward. Unable to resolve them. After 2 months went on Baclofen 20 mg every 6 hours, they stopped , have now tapered back to 20mg every 12 hours, still under control, and will cut dose again. This is the only medicine that worked.

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July 12, 2014 11:07 AM

Review by 00Lynn00:

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8.0

For Migraine Prevention: I freak out about taking meds... but I suffer with tension headaches and nothing will ever phase them. I was prescribed 10mg of baclofen and just started to take half at night cause I was worried I wouldn't wake up... so far so good. No side effects and I woke up. After a couple more days of making sure no side effects I will take whole.

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June 24, 2014 12:06 AM

Review by Gardeniagirl (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Lioresal (baclofen) for Migraine Prevention: Helped tremendously with migraine and tension headaches!!!

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June 14, 2014 10:40 PM

Review by Shay4204 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

For Muscle Spasm: I was put on Baclofen for migraine/cluster headache as a treatment prevention and rescue medicine. It works great for me. It also helps my spasms from having a bladder and kidney disease and ruptured discs. It doesn't help the nerve pain, but overall I think it's better than every other muscle relaxer I've tried. I've had reactions to most and very allergic to Flexeril. I take 20mg up to 4x a day. I'm also okay on Percocet and Klonopin. The 3 make everyday life with constant pain and headaches a lot easier to deal with.

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April 12, 2014 5:38 AM

Review by B.B.H.:

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8.0

For Spasticity: I just started taking Baclofen in March of 2014 with almost immediate relief. I had a mini stroke back in 2007 and have been dealing with spasticity in my right leg ever since. I was at the point where my leg was so tight it was hard to walk. Anyway after two days of taking Baclofen 10mg twice per day I feel like a new man. My muscles in my right leg have just completely relaxed after taking Baclofen and it's just an amazing feeling after seven years of tightness in my leg and the last two being just agonizing.

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April 4, 2014 4:16 PM

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