Brand Names : Lioresal, Apo-Baclofen, Novo-Baclofen, Nu-Baclofen, PMS-Baclofen
- Antispastic analgesic (in trigeminal neuralgia)
Baclofen (BAK-loe-fen) is used to help
relax certain muscles in your body. It relieves the spasms, cramping, and
tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis
or certain injuries to the spine. Baclofen does not cure these problems, but
it may allow other treatment, such as physical therapy, to be more helpful
in improving your condition.
Baclofen acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to produce its muscle
relaxant effects. Its actions on the CNS may also cause some of the medicine's
side effects. Baclofen may also be used to relieve other conditions as determined
by your doctor.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S.