Liofen XL Tablet Details

What is Liofen XL?

Liofen XL Tablet is used for Cerebral Palsy, Muscle Spasms, Tightness Or Cramps, Meningitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease and other conditions.

Liofen XL Tablet contains Baclofen as an active ingredient.

Liofen XL Tablet works by acting on the central nervous system to reduce muscle spasms.

Liofen XL Tablet Uses

Liofen XL Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Tightness Or Cramps
  • Meningitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Motor Neuron Disease

Liofen XL Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Liofen XL Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

Acting on the central nervous system to reduce muscle spasms.

Liofen XL Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients

Liofen XL Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

Baclofen (25 MG)

Liofen XL Tablet – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Liofen XL Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Trembling
  • Frequent Urination Or Pain While Urinating
  • Confusion Or Hallucinations
  • Aching Of Limbs
  • Impotence

Liofen XL Tablet – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Cerebrovascular or respiratory insufficiency
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery or other activities that require mental alertness
  • Do not stop the drug suddenly
  • Elderly

Liofen XL Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Liofen XL Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Liofen XL Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Alcohol
  • Captopril
  • Diazepam
  • Diazoxide
  • Lithium
  • Lofexidine

Liofen XL Tablet – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Liofen XL Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Liofen XL Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:

  • Active peptic ulcer disease
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pregnancy

Other important Information on Liofen XL Tablet

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Liofen XL Tablet

Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Liofen XL Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Storage of Liofen XL Tablet

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Liofen XL Tablet.

Expired Liofen XL Tablet

Taking a single dose of expired Liofen XL Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Liofen XL Tablet – Frequently asked Questions

Is Liofen XL Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

No

Is Liofen XL Tablet safe while breastfeeding?

Yes

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Liofen XL Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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