Lioresal acts on the spinal cord nerves and decreases the number and severity of muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or spinal cord diseases. It also relieves pain and improves muscle movement. It works by decreasing the regularity and severity of muscle spasms that occurs as a result of neurological disorders.
Important information about Lioresal
Do not use Lioresal while driving or operating machinery as it may cause temporary blurring of vision. If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Alcohol should be avoided, as it is likely to make any drowsiness worse.
Tell your doctor if
- you are allergic to any ingredients found in Lioresal;
- you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding;
- you suffer from nerve damage, bizarre behavior, or have had a stroke;
- you have an infection or very high blood pressure associated with a spinal; injury
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
When to use with caution
- Elderly people
- Decreased kidney function or liver function
- Respiratory disease
- Difficult urination
- Psychotic disorders
- Manic depression
- People suffering from confusion
- Parkinson’s disease
Lioresal is taken orally by mouth. The starting dose for adults is 5mg and is given three times in a day.
Lioresal side effects
Most severe: Seizures; rash; sore throat; swelling of the mouth or face; difficulty breathing, drowsiness, daytime sedation, dizziness, weakness and fatigue.
Most common: Drowsiness; dizziness; weakness; fatigue; confusion; headache; sleeplessness; nausea; constipation; frequent urination.
Other: Rash; itching; swelling; excessive sweating; weight gain; nasal congestion.
Hallucinations and seizures have occurred when this medicine is stopped suddenly. Use of this medicine should be stopped slowly unless you have a severe reaction to this medicine.
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