The doctor just prescribed Baclofen for my muscle spasms. He told me to take it at night when I have spasms. From what I have read about the drug it is to be taken regularly and cannot be stopped suddenly. I am already taking 3 Norco every day and dont want to develop a dependency on another drug.
Any of you use this drug?
Can I take Baclofen as needed for muscle spasms?
I take baclofen for muscle spasm. It is non-addictive but if you are taking it with the norco then you might be associating some of your norco dependency with the muscle relaxant. It bothers my stomach alot though so i take it only when i need it. I am in crazy back pain and suffer through almost every day.
I find baclofen relative useless in actual releaf of acute muscle problems. Having been a guinnee pig so long it is very often hard to comminucate accurately with medical newcomers,find a practitioner who has long term experience with the problems and look up stiffman syndrome symptoms. I find that habit forming and forming a habit can have the flaw of one not working. Soma is excellant supplementally to norco but does need strict self control and awareness on your part. Also diazapam is useful for anxieties and stress aiding to spasms. M. G.
Baclofen is to be taken in several doses during the day not to exceed 80mg. I worried about the same thing, but my doctor of 20 yrs. said your body doesn't get used to it. Three Norco will not get you hooked - 8 is the max. because of the acetaminaphen, so I wouldn't take any acet. with Norco. Don't worry, your doctor prescribed what he/she thought would help you best - trust that and take meds. I hope they help you.
- Baclofen Information for Consumers
- Baclofen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Baclofen (detailed)
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