Bacfen 5 mg tablet: Uses, Side effects, Dosage

Manufacturer: Mesmer (Icon)

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Trade name: Bacfen

Strength: 5 mg

Type: Tablet

Active ingredient: Baclofen

Category: Muscle relaxant

Pregnancy category: Baclofen belongs to US FDA pregnancy category C (Risk not ruled out).

Uses: Bacfen 5 mg tablet is antispastic agent. It is used to treat muscle spasms, cramping caused by multiple sclerosis and injuries to the spine.

How to use: Take bacfen 5 mg tablet with or without food. Do not stop taking this medication suddenly as it cause withdrawal symptoms such as hallucinations and seizures. Your doctor gradually decrease the dose.

Side Effects: Drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, tiredness, headache, insomnia, nausea, increased urination, constipation.

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Dosage: Usual Adult Dose for Muscle Spasm: 5 mg 3 times per day for 3 days, increased to 10 mg 3 times per day for 3 days then increased to 15 mg 3 times a day for 3 days, may further increase if needed. Maximum daily is 100 mg per day.

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Date last updated: March 30th, 2016