1. Can I cut my baclofen tablet in half?
Yes. In fact, most baclofen tablets have a scored line on them to help you cut your tablet in half. If you’re instructed to cut your baclofen tablet in half, use a pill splitter, instead of a knife. This will help make sure you split the tablet evenly and safely. There are a few reasons why you might need to cut your tablet, including trouble swallowing bigger tablets, dose adjustments, and cost savings.
2. Can I take baclofen if I have trouble swallowing?
Yes, there are a couple formulations of baclofen you can use if you have trouble swallowing. Besides tablets, baclofen is available in a liquid form as a generic or under the brand names Ozobax and Fleqsuvy. Fleqsuvy is more concentrated than Ozobax and the generic, so measure the dose carefully if you’re switching between liquid forms. The medication is also available as oral granules under the brand name Lyvispah. Lyvispah can be taken by swallowing the granules, letting them dissolve in your mouth, or mixing it with liquids or soft foods. It can also be given through a feeding tube if you have one placed. Speak to your provider about the different options to see which formulation of baclofen is right for you. Also ask your provider if you’re not sure how to take any of these formulations.
3. Is baclofen a pain killer?
No. Baclofen is a muscle relaxer. While it can relieve pain due to muscle spasms, it doesn’t relieve pain due to other things such as inflammation or nerve problems.
4. Is baclofen a narcotic?
No. Many people use the word “narcotic” to refer to all prescription medications that relieve pain. But a narcotic is actually an opioid pain reliever. Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and doesn’t treat pain the same way a narcotic medication does.
5. Can baclofen be used for back pain?
Baclofen is not FDA approved for back pain. But there might be providers who decide to prescribe it for back pain as well as other types of pain based on some clinical studies. It might work for you if your back pain is caused by muscle spasms. If your pain is dull and achey or feels like pins and needles, baclofen might not help much. Talk to your provider if you have back pain to learn more about your options.
6. What is the off label usages of baclofen ?
|Muscle Spasm||170 reviews||50 medications|
|Alcohol Withdrawal||81 reviews||12 medications|
|Migraine Prevention||18 reviews||34 medications|
|Chronic Spasticity||18 reviews||11 medications|
|Neuralgia||16 reviews||28 medications|
|Cervical Dystonia||15 reviews||4 medications|
|Hiccups||12 reviews||2 medications|
|Trigeminal Neuralgia||12 reviews||7 medications|
|Dystonia||9 reviews||1 medications|
|Periodic Limb Movement Disorder||9 reviews||6 medications|
|Temporomandibular Joint Disorder||9 reviews||31 medications|
|Spasticity||8 reviews||7 medications|
|Spinal Spasticity||8 reviews||7 medications|
|Cerebral Spasticity||7 reviews||4 medications|
|Muscle Twitching||4 reviews||1 medications|
|Huntington’s Disease||1 reviews||2 medications|
|Summary of Baclofen||6.9||397 reviews|