Baclofen is a prescription drug that relieves pain and improves muscle movement in patients suffering from severe muscle spasms caused by spinal cord diseases. Tell your health care provider about any other medicines you are taking at the moment to prevent drug interactions. Continue your treatment for as long as recommended by your health care provider. Once you stop taking baclofen your symptoms may get worse, so make sure you discuss your decision with a qualified professional. If you are taking any vitamins, supplements, muscle relaxants or sleeping pills, your health care provider should know about it in advance.
Such health conditions as ulcers, kidney disease, a stroke or any psychiatric condition may require a dose adjustment. Only your doctor can decide whether your dose should be adjusted. Baclofen has been reported to cause certain side effects that are usually short-lived and do not need to be specially treated. Some of the side effects likely to occur include weakness, upset stomach, dizziness, drowsiness and confusion. If it becomes difficult for you to breathe and you have seizures seek emergency medical assistance.