Lioresal (Baclofen 10 mg)
€40.90 – €155.88
Generic Lioresal is a muscle relaxant medication identical to the branded medication Lioresal that is used in conditions that cause spasticity of muscles, for example, cerebral palsy, injuries of the spinal cord or brain, multiple sclerosis, and so on. The different name of the medication is due to the fact that it is made by another pharmaceutical company but the compositions, effects, and safety are the same. The medication can be used for the therapy in children but the dosages must be chosen and adjusted very carefully. Find out more about how to use the medication, when to use it, and how to avoid side effects from our medication guide.
What is the medication marketed as Generic Lioresal?
If you know the medication marketed as Lioresal, you should know that it is not the only medication with the active substance called Baclofen. Lioresal is nothing more than a brand name under which the medication is sold in certain countries. This name is promoted and advertised which makes the medication more expensive than its less known analogs with the same quality. The analogs of the medication are called Generic Lioresal for the convenience of pharmacists and patients who look for the cheaper versions of the branded medications and do not know the name of the active substance of the medication or the other trade names it is sold under.
The active substance, Baclofen, was discovered in the early 60s of the twentieth century. Initially, the medication was intended to be used for the treatment of epilepsy but the actual results didn’t meet the expected ones. However, doctors noticed that the medication is able to substantially reduce spasticity of muscles which could be used in different conditions. After this discovery, the medication had been involved in numerous tests for the treatment of different conditions that required muscle relaxers. Due to the success, it is used to this day for such conditions as multiple sclerosis, other spinal cord injuries, cerebral strokes, cerebral palsy, inflammation of the spinal cord, and head injuries.
Since the medication was discovered a long time ago, its formula is no longer under a protection of the exclusive patent. It means that it can be made and marketed by other pharmaceutical companies than the company who developed it which is why multiple generics are available and sold all over the world.
Is there any difference in quality and effect between the branded medicine and generic?
Although now you know that the medications are based on the same formula and substance you may still believe that generics are inferior due to their lower prices. Fortunately, it is not so. Their aim is to make the same treatment affordable and available for broader populations including people without insurance and people from the developing countries. The quality and conformity of the generics available on the market are rigorously controlled by the World Health Organization.
The cheaper prices are due to simple reasons – lower production costs because the factories are placed in the countries with cheaper electricity, water, and so on, less expensive labor force and lower taxes. Besides, the generic drugs makers do not need to advertise their medications as their main promotion means is the lower price attractive for people who do not wish to spend money on the brands or simply do not have enough finances to purchase expensive branded medicines.
As you can see there are no grounds for worries about the quality of generics and if you need an effective and safe muscle relaxer you can buy Generic Lioresal instead of the branded medication at this webpage.
When should you buy Generic Baclofen?
In the countries where this medication is sold with a prescription only, people know exactly when they need to look for a generic – when their doctor gives them a prescription for this medication. However, the medication is sold over-the-counter in some countries including the country our online pharmacy operates from. For this case, in this medication guide we provide the indications listed in the official instruction for the drug.
The medication is used to relieve spasticity of the muscles caused by various conditions. The spasticity of muscles is a condition in which some muscles are in tonus that increases in tension and renders resistance in passive motion. Spasticity interferes with normal walking, moving, speaking, and the general coordination.
You can buy Lioresal or its generic in case you are diagnosed with:
– Multiple sclerosis;
– Spinal cord injuries, infections, tumors, and other spinal cord conditions that cause muscle spasticity.
– Cerebral stroke;
– Cerebral palsy;
– Head injuries.
The medication is prescribed for adults and children of eight years or older.
Who must not use the medication?
The contraindications for the preparation are the conditions in which the drug cannot be used because the potential risk is greater than the expected benefit from the medicine use. In case with this muscle relaxant, you should not buy Baclofen if you are allergic to the pills’ ingredients, suffer from acute stomach and duodenum ulcer, porphyria, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, psychosis, and chronic kidney failure.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and age younger than eight years are also in the list of contraindications for the medicine use.
Besides the strict contraindications, the preparation is also not advised to be used in cerebrovascular insufficiency, cerebral arteriosclerosis, peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer (including in history), and advanced age.
How to use the pills?
If you have precise instructions from your health care provider on how to use the medicine, skip this section and follow the recommendations given for you. If your doctor didn’t give you a certain indication, you can follow the general instruction.
The dosage is selected individually with the purpose of establishing the minimum effective dosage that doesn’t cause the occurrence of adverse reactions. The pills should be taken with food.
In the first three days, the dosage is 15 mg divided into 3 intakes by 5 mg.
From the fourth to the seventh treatment course days the dosage is 30 mg divided into three intakes by 10 mg.
From the seventh to the tenth days of the therapy the dosage is 45 mg split into 3 intakes by 15 mg or a 10 mg pill and a half of a pill per intake.
From the thirteenth to sixteenth days, the daily dosage is 60 mg split into 3 intakes by 20 mg or two 10 mg pills per intake. This dosage in the majority of cases is considered optimal but if the effect is still unsatisfactory, it can be raised to 75 mg or more but not more than 100 mg a day.
The pronounced therapeutic effect is usually achieved by the use of 30 mg to 75 mg a day. The gradual increase of the dosage ensures the good tolerability of the medication, i.e. the likelihood of the adverse reactions is minimal.
The treatment course duration depends on the condition of the patient. If there is no sufficient effect with the maximum recommended dosages use during the six weeks, the treatment cancellation should be considered.
The cancellation of the therapy should be made with the gradual reduction of the dosages because otherwise, the risk of hallucinations and exacerbation of spastic conditions can develop.
You can buy Generic Baclofen for the therapy in children older than 8 years of age and with the body mass more than 33 kilograms. The treatment must be started with a very small dosage of 0.3 mg per kilogram of the body weight a day split into 2-4 intakes. The dosage increases in children should be made with a week intervals. The generally advised maintenance dosage is 0.75-2 mg per kilogram of the body weight per day. The maximum daily dosage must not exceed 40 mg for children less than 8 years of age and 60 mg for children older than 8 years of age.
When you order Lioresal and start using it, you should be prepared that the first days or even weeks of the treatment can be accompanied by certain adverse reactions such as sleepiness and nausea. These adverse reactions are more likely to occur in people of old age, people who suffer or suffered from mental disorders or cerebrovascular diseases, or other patients in the quick increase of the dosage. The adverse reactions usually disappear once the dosage is lowered. To reduce nausea, it is recommended to take the pills with food and wash them down with milk. But if they persist or develop other severe reactions the therapy must be canceled.
Other adverse reactions include confusion, euphoria, insomnia, agitation, hallucinations, depression, swelling, lowered blood pressure, muscle weakness, tremor, and others. In case you start suffering from any negative effects after you started the therapy with the medication, notify your doctor immediately.
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