Which drugs or supplements interact with Baclosan?
Use of Baclosan with other drugs that also depress the function of nerves may lead to additional reduction in brain function.
In addition to the risk of depressing brain function, the use of Baclosan and tricyclic antidepressants (for example, amitriptyline , doxepin ) together may cause muscle weakness.
Use of Baclosan and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (for example, phenelzine , tranylcypromine or ) can result in greater depression of brain function as well as low blood pressure.
Because Baclosan can increase blood sugar, doses of antidiabetic drugs may need to be adjusted when Baclosan is begun.
Rated Baclosan for Spinal cord injury Report
My physician switched from Methocarbamol to Baclosan. It was a surprisingly smooth transition. I never recommend something for everyone. What works for myself may not work for you. My experience was 6 very large pills to 3 much smaller doses per day. Much easier on my stomach. My only complaint is about cutting the current pills. Oval ones I have been given cut easier for me than round ones which tend to break making it difficult to put in my daily pill box. Only complaint.
Rated Baclosan for Muscle Spasm Report
Please don’t take this drug, it’s poison to your brain. I was on it for almost a year and experienced tolerance withdrawal from it and had to do a rapid taper which has in turned ruined my life. Please review withdrawl symptoms before stopping this drug.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
In a long-term clinical trial of 28 people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Baclosan spinal cord injections reduced spasms and improved quality of life and functional independence .
In two clinical trials lasting 5 – 6 years 28 MS patients, Baclosan injections reduced spasms and pain .
However, in a trial of 20 MS patients, oral Baclosan didn’t have an effect on spasms .
Rated Baclosan for Spinal cord injury Report
Just completely horrible. That's how I'd characterize this drug. The side effects were a nightmare even at low doses. Nausea, even vomiting at times, head and neck aches, severe weakness and anxiety were common while taking this. Interestingly though I've heard it has some very strong beneficial effect for those quitting benzos, alcohol or gabapentin and frankly that's all it should be used for. Just too many, often paradoxical, side effects for general use. Also, kinda pricey if you lack insurance Soma is vastly superior. If it ain't broke, don't fix it
What is Baclosan?
Baclosan is a muscle relaxer and an antispasmodic agent.
Baclosan is used to treat muscle symptoms; such as spasm, pain and stiffness; caused by multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, or other spinal cord disorders. It is given intrathecally (directly into the spinal cord) or orally (by mouth).
Before taking Baclosan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia), brain disorders (such as seizures, stroke).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness and mental/mood changes (such as confusion).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Babies born to mothers who have used this drug during pregnancy may rarely develop withdrawal symptoms such as tremor or seizures. If you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn, tell the doctor right away.
This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Hereditary Neurological & Genetic Disorders
In a 2-year study of 14 people with a hereditary neurological disorder (hereditary spastic paraplegia), Baclosan spinal cord injections reduced spasticity by 70% and improved walking ability by 30% .
Baclosan injections reduced spasms in a case study on 2 patients with a rare genetic disorder that causes neurological problems (called Sjögren-Larsson syndrome) .
Rated Baclosan for Spasticity Report
Baclosan tabs X4 intolerable. Elected ITB starting 18mcg/day. 62 months later finally realizing my dose limit 1252mcg/day plus optional 150mcg X2 when needed. Spasms are very resistant to meds especially true with break-through spasms. Pump works flawlessly. Finding the ideal dose will take time. It is a good system, albeit expensive, effective therapy.