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Baclofen

BACLOFEN
(baclofen) Tablet

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Baclofen (baclofen (baclofen (baclofen tablets) tablets) tablets) USP is a muscle relaxant and antispastic, available as 10 mg and 20 mg tablets for oral administration. Its chemical name is 4-amino-3-(4-chlorophenyl)-butanoic acid.

Baclofen (baclofen (baclofen (baclofen tablets) tablets) tablets) 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. The structural formula is represented below:

Baclofen structural formula illustration

C10H12ClNO2             M.W. 213.66

Baclofen (baclofen (baclofen (baclofen tablets) tablets) tablets) Tablets USP 10 mg and 20 mg contain the following inactive ingredients: magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone and starch (corn).

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: 11/20/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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