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User Reviews for Baclofen

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

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Alcohol Withdrawal
8.9
   
61 reviews 17 medications
Spinal Spasticity
7.8
   
3 reviews 4 medications
Migraine Prevention
7.7
   
13 reviews 31 medications
Hiccups
7.6
   
4 reviews 4 medications
Dystonia
7.4
   
7 reviews 4 medications
Spasticity
7.3
   
5 reviews 4 medications
Chronic Spasticity
7.3
   
14 reviews 8 medications
Trigeminal Neuralgia
7.3
   
7 reviews 9 medications
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
7.2
   
4 reviews 36 medications
Cerebral Spasticity
7.0
   
4 reviews 7 medications
Neuralgia
6.7
   
9 reviews 30 medications
Muscle Spasm
6.5
   
115 reviews 55 medications
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
6.1
   
6 reviews 11 medications
Cervical Dystonia
5.5
   
11 reviews 6 medications
Muscle Twitching
5.3
   
2 reviews 2 medications
Summary of Baclofen reviews 7.1 265 reviews

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For Muscle Spasm: "Made me stupid. Couldn’t process thoughts properly. Gave me muscle twitches. Made me so sleepy I couldn’t stay awake. Would NEVER recommend."

   
1.0

Raven (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2018

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Lioresal (baclofen) for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder: "On baclofen for severe pain in arms and legs. Very effective for that disorder. Must take exactly on time or pain returns right away. Side effects are headache, diarrhea and tiredness."

   
8.0

Cin (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 7, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "First off, to the people expressing relief from this atrocity, let me say that I am glad it has worked for. That being said. My back pain has gone from severe to excruciating. I have no clue as to why, but I am discontinuing this Rx immediately. Dosage info. 10 mg 3x a day"

   
1.0

ncrebel (taken for less than 1 month) September 4, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Hi everyone, I have been on baclofen for 10 years now for Multiple sclerosis fibromyalgia diabetes rheumatoid arthritis. I'm always in chronic pain. I have muscle spasms in my whole body. Thankful for the baclofen because I don't have hardly any spasms now. I use to get spasm in my throat, my chest, hands, feet everywhere. It doesn't work for my pain but it works for spasms. I didn't think it was working, so I stopped taking it. In a couple of days I was in terrible shape!! I quickly dug them out of the closet and took some!I I stay in pain daily. I have many chronic health conditions that are not curable."

   
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Gee-gee (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 26, 2018

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For Spasticity: "Hi everyone, I take baclofen due to a brain stem tumour outcome, it left me with right sided hemiplegia so I’m full of spasticity down that side! Ouch! I find baclofen to be a great relief from spasams, not addictive, and pretty easy to take. If I forget I’ll know it, the cramps start. It does make you a little tired, but I’ve been on it for 3 years so I’m used to that. I feel like long term use, like I will be doing, could probably benifit from a baclofen pump (under the skin). But for now the pills are ok. I guess the only problem I have with it is that it’s short lived, wish there was a slow release pill. I’m in Australia and on disability, hence why meds cost $5.40 per month"

   
8.0

LucindaGee (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 24, 2018

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For Hiccups: "it's a quite good"

   
6.0

OC PC August 22, 2018

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "Baclofen has worked for me. I read “An End to My Addiction” by Dr Amieson. He used Baclofen as an alcohol anti-craving drug. Fascinating read."

   
8.0

Mammy69 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 4, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I take baclofen for chronic back pain, and it gets the job done. I do get tired sometimes. I take 10mg 3x a day."

   
9.0

Gavin F (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 23, 2018

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "I have been a chronic alcoholic for 40 years eventually drinking 1 litre of bourbon every day for the last 4 years . It took my wife of 14 years to leave me before I saw a psychiatrist who prescribed me baclofen . Now after just 4 months I am no longer craving alcohol , my wife and I are reconciling and my whole life has seen a huge turn around. I feel extremely confident about not needing alcohol any more in my life and have baclofen and my psychiatrist to thank for saving not only my marriage but also my life. Thank you baclofen , " THE WONDER DRUG"."

   
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Melvo (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 18, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I personally will NEVER TAKE THIS RX AGAIN !!! I'd just gotten a Rx for a 30 days worth at a dose of 3 times a day. I took it one day & ended up in 2 different ER's & then I was admitted for 2 day's! !! All the tests I was put through, first of all, 4 out of 5 of them weren't too bad & one was a living nightmare. It came down to, that was the ONLY thing I'd had that was different. It's now a med. that I have to put on a severe allergic reaction to. So, thanks ever so much to the manufacturer of that med. for totally putting me through the worst experience"

   
1.0

Tonie (taken for less than 1 month) July 7, 2018

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For Cervical Dystonia: "I take 10mg baclofen before sleep when I need to unclench jaw muscles before sleep - it makes me sleepy also and usually I worry less bout loss of muscle control. Any more than 10mgs turns me into a forget everything nodding off zombie but thank heavens there's something that relaxes my face if only for a little while."

   
5.0

CJ (taken for 10 years or more) July 4, 2018

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "My alcohol dependence started in my mid 30s and has lasted 10 years. I have been hospitalised several times due to it and I have managed to stay sober for good periods sometimes. But, as others have said, I always felt miserable when I was dry. Baclofen, in combination has changed my life, I now no longer crave alcohol and I feel as if my zest for life has returned. I just can't praise it enough. Go Baclofen!"

   
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systemlord (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 23, 2018

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For Not Listed / Other: "I began Baclofen about 2 years ago for chronic insomnia related to bipolar 2. The dosage is 30-50mg/night. It has been effective at 30mg at bedtime, vastly better than benzodiazepines or Z-drugs. I have not experienced side effects."

   
8.0

sf100 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 23, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "My goodness, I have been looking for years to find relief. for muscle spasm. Baclofen 10mg has been a godsend. Pain gone. Thanks to my wonderful Dr. "

   
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Joy (taken for less than 1 month) April 23, 2018

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For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "This drug was very effective. I was despairing of finding a solution to my temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, with my jaw locking constantly and causing pain. It took a few weeks, and I ended up splitting the dose to make the effects last longer, but it stopped the locking. I now keep a supply to hand for flare ups. I would highly recommend it."

   
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DW (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Was Rx'd Baclofen by a psychiatrist during intense "P/T Mngt" Program for Cervical Spine. Found it ineffective as a Muscle Relaxant & when my upper body would seize together in a "lock down", Baclofen did not budge a fibre loose. I give it a 0 in comparison to Valium (Diazepam), which was Rx'd by my psychiatrist who saw my physical distress. Valium is in the Benzo class (Ativan, Zanax) but it functions primarily by relaxing muscles. For me, no dependence or withdrawal symptoms."

   
2.0

MagneticEM (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2018

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For Not Listed / Other: "I fell at home and I twisted my leg. The muscles in the back of my leg we're swollen. I have now taken one 10mg pill twice a d for 2 days and my leg is 80percent better. I can bend my leg and the pain is almost gone. I will recommend this medication to everybody. No side effects at all. I believe it depends on the person. Thanks"

   
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Terry. (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2018

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For Cervical Dystonia: "I am prescribed baclofen 20 mgs 3xs a day..I had to cut that dosage back as this med causes extreme lethargy and sleepiness. It does very little for the horrific muscle spasms..but? Telling doctors this is like talking to a wall..so I use it as my sleep aid because Drs. Do not want to prescribe anything for that either..can't win.."

   
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Haji Bob (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 18, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Yeah the drug works. No more back spasms, and no pain at all. Side effects many this is my first time using it will not use again. Dizzy, stomach aches, sleepiness. A doctor at the VA in Atlanta, Ga recommended it to me. I am not a disabled veteran, if I was I would be able to get my teeth fixed."

   
9.0

pat (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "I binge drank every night for 10 years. After 3 years of obsessive research into something that would help me into sobriety, and trying to convince Doctors that baclofen would work for me (I was at one point prescribed a small dose) - I had all but given up. I finally met a Psychiatrist that specializes in addiction. Without me even mentioning anything he told me he could cure me, and wrote me a prescription for Baclofen and B1 shots. Needless to say here I am a month and a half without a drink, and I feel enjoyment in things again. My anxiety is gone, my senses are back to normal, my circulation is normal, and my constant 'fight or flight' mechanism that I've had my entire life is turned off. I can hold a conversation with people without feeling the need to run away. I'm friendlier and more patient, happier and more calm. To call Baclofen a miracle drug would be an understatement. I am currently on 100mgs taken throughout the day."

   
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Sangias February 26, 2018

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For Not Listed / Other: "I have been taking baclofen for 2 years for muscle spasms. It's helped a lot but still get spasms from time to time. Since taken them not sure if this is a coincidence but I have gained a lot of weight, joint pain in legs, knees, feet & ankles with swelling in feet and legs. Hip joints also very have pain and weakness. I just read some side effects some are rare but still possible. I asked my doctor is it possible caused from the medication and he assured me it's not. I am asking if anyone else have any of the side effects I'm having."

   
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Suffer which way! (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 23, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have stiff trapped muscles that I used to take Klonipin off label to help relax them. PM doc won't prescribe them but will write for 20 baclofen 10 mg a month. I have the worse tendonitis and neck spasms ever taking them. Can't win."

   
3.0

Trisha Haskett February 23, 2018

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For Dystonia: "Was prescribed Baclofen for muscle spasms/ chronic painfrom my Charcot Marie Tooth (MD) (a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy) .During a 2 day experience with this med I became weak in my legs and noticed spastic movement. I fell numerous times. Also had a host of side effects that were obvious to family members as well as myself. I had slurred speech, trouble getting my words out. I had uncontrollable laughing spells to the point that I had my grand children scared and crying. I was so hyper and felt very out of control. Trouble staying awake and nightmares when I slept. One of the worst side effects was uncontrollable jerking. I would jerk at times and actually threw a cup of tea onto the floor!! I had a horrible 3 days of side effects using this med. After stopping I still dealt with some effects for 2 more days. God continue to bless those that are having good results but plz bless those that are dealing with side effects. Awful!!"

Beyond spastic February 18, 2018

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For Neuralgia: "I have been taking baclofen for 5 years for my sciatic pain and neuropathy, it has helped me a lot .I take it daily 3 times a day. It helps relieve my back pain better than any other relaxer and doesn't get me dizzy or tired or affect me in any other way but helpful"

   
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it helps me alot w pain 1x3 da February 16, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I been on baclofen for 3 days ,and I'm having more spasms then ever before - to the point it's cramping I am not able to use my right arm and I'm right handed get spasm when I use bathroom I'm ready to go to ER that's how bad it is. I drink more water thinking that will help subside the spasm but that's not working. are these side effects? I have had headache also it cause blood pressure to go up"

   
3.0

my spasm are worse since start (taken for less than 1 month) February 8, 2018

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