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Baclofen

BACLOFEN
(Baclofen) Tablets, USP




DRUG DESCRIPTION

Baclofen is a muscle relaxant and antispastic.

Its chemical name is 4-amino-3-(4-chlorophenyl) butanoic acid. The structural formula is:

BACLOFEN Structural Formula Illustration
C10H12ClNO2     M.W. 213.66

Baclofen USP is a white to off-white, odorless or practically odorless crystalline powder. It is slightly soluble in water, very slightly soluble in methanol and insoluble in chloroform.

Each tablet, for oral administration, contains 10 mg or 20 mg Baclofen. In addition, each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, potato starch, povidone.

What are the precautions when taking baclofen tablets (Baclofen)?

Before taking baclofen, 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. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.

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Last reviewed on RxList: 1/22/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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