Liofen 5 MG Tablet
Liofen 5 MG Tablet is an anti-spastic agent and a muscle relaxer. It treats muscle symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis or spinal cord lesions, including pain, muscle spasm, and stiffness. Liofen 5 MG Tablet also treats symptoms related to any injury or disease of the spinal cord.
Liofen 5 MG Tablet is not approved for anyone younger than 12 years old, anyone having an allergy toward it, or anyone who is breastfeeding at the time. It is advised to avoid consumption of alcohol after starting the course of the medicine. Intake of Liofen 5 MG Tablet may reduce your muscle tone for some time so it may effect your body balance and ability to perform certain activities.
It is also not safe for during pregnancy. Consult your doctor about taking this medicine if your have a kidney disease, a history of stroke or blood clots, epilepsy or other seizure disorders, or if you are taking a narcotic medication.
Some side effects of using this medicine may include ringing or buzzing in the ears, skin rashes, dizziness, muscle weakness, constipation, changes in mood, confusion, nausea or vomiting, headache and difficult or painful urination.
The doctor will prescribe your medicine based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not discontinue this medication without consulting your doctor. Your condition could become worse and you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as seizures and hallucinations.
To prevent this, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. It is usually recommended to take this medicine three times a day, with or without food. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
Take this drug as prescribed. Do not discontinue without consulting prescriber (abrupt discontinuation may cause hallucinations). Do not take any prescription or OTC sleep-inducing drugs, sedatives, antispasmodics without consulting prescriber.
You may experience transient drowsiness, lethargy, or dizziness; use caution when driving or engaging in tasks requiring alertness until response to drug is known. Frequent small meals or lozenges may reduce GI upset. Report unresolved insomnia, painful urination, change in urinary patterns, constipation, or persistent confusion.
The most common use of this medication is:
How long is the duration of effect?The medicine stays in the body for an average duration of 7 to 12 hours.
What is the onset of action?The peak plasma concentration can be achieved in 2 to 3 hours. However, it takes 3 to 4 days for the medicine to show its effect.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Monitoring of symptoms like sedation is necessary.
Is It safe with alcohol?It is unsafe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This drug might effect the consciousness of the patient. Thus patient must avoid driving while taking this medicine.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution must be taken while using this medicine in patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult to your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken while using this medicine in patients with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult to your doctor before taking it.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. If itâ€™s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medicine belongs to the skeletal muscle relaxants class of drugs. It works by inhibiting the monosynaptic and polysynaptic reflexes at the spinal levels and decreases the release of excitatory neurotransmitters from the afferent terminal. It also stimulates the effect of the inhibitory neurotransmitter called GABA and relaxes the muscles.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
- Increased effect: Opiate analgesics, benzodiazepines, hypertensive agents.
- Increased toxicity: CNS depressants and alcohol (sedation), tricyclic antidepressants (short-term memory loss), clindamycin (neuromuscular blockade), guanabenz (sedation), MAO inhibitors (decrease blood pressure, CNS, and respiratory effects).
Interaction with Food
Interaction with Disease
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