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Taking baclofen. Started feeling sleepy and dizzy. How to avoid this?

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im taking baclofen 10 mg and i cant seem to wake up in the morning and actually slept all day thursday and still woke up dizzy
im sorry , i would like your answer , but im poor and on medicaid
Posted Thu, 7 Mar 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 2 hours later
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Baclofen is a commonly used muscle relaxants. Like most muscle relaxants, it is associated with dizziness and drowsiness and would , no doubt, be contributing to the symptoms that you listed.

The total daily dose can vary from 40 mg to 80 mg: given in 3 divided dose. IF you are taking the high end of this spectrum, you might consider, under the guidance of your doctor- reducing your dose. This can be done if it does not result in significant increase in the spasms or muscle pains that you are using it for.

Baclofen should never be stopped suddenly because in some persons, a sudden stop can cause seizures and hallucinations.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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