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Can Baclofen and Diclofenac Sodium be taken together?

I have hbp, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. I am taking meds for each. I am also in severe pain and having muscle spasms in my back. I have baclofen 20mg and diclofenac sod. Can I take these meds and if so, can I take them both at the same time?
Mon, 2 Apr 2018
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Hello,

Based on the history you seem to have developed statin-induced myopathy. One of the most important side effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs ('statins') is myopathy which is characterized by severe pain, muscle tenderness, spasms or weakness. In view of the above, I advise you to stop taking a statin and consult your treating doctor for an alternate effective but safer cholesterol-lowering medication. For muscle pain, you may take Diclofenac sodium.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali
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Can Baclofen and Diclofenac Sodium be taken together?

Hello, Based on the history you seem to have developed statin-induced myopathy. One of the most important side effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs ( statins ) is myopathy which is characterized by severe pain, muscle tenderness, spasms or weakness. In view of the above, I advise you to stop taking a statin and consult your treating doctor for an alternate effective but safer cholesterol-lowering medication. For muscle pain, you may take Diclofenac sodium. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali