LIOFEN XL 20

274.00

10 capsule er in 1 strip
Prescription Required
MANUFACTURER
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Baclofen (20mg)
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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Liofen XL 20 Capsule is a muscle relaxer. It is used to treat muscle symptoms such as rigidity, tension, and stiffness that may occur due to various conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, or injury to the head, brain or spine.

Liofen XL 20 Capsule can be taken with food. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms, for the shortest possible time. You should take this medicine regularly while you need it. Try not to miss doses as this will make the medicine less effective.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, and dizziness. If any of these side effects do not go away or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

To make sure it is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you are using or taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

USES OF LIOFEN CAPSULE ER

  • Muscle relaxation

SIDE EFFECTS OF LIOFEN CAPSULE ER

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Liofen

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.

HOW TO USE LIOFEN CAPSULE ER

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Liofen XL 20 Capsule is to be taken with food.

HOW LIOFEN CAPSULE ER WORKS

Liofen XL 20 Capsule is a muscle relaxant. It works on the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm maintaining the strength of the muscles. This relieves pain and improves movement of muscles.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Liofen XL 20 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Liofen XL 20 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Liofen XL 20 Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Liofen XL 20 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Liofen XL 20 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Liofen XL 20 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Liofen XL 20 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Liofen XL 20 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LIOFEN CAPSULE ER?

If you miss a dose of Liofen XL 20 Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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