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Review: Baclofen side effects

In this review, we analyze Baclofen side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Baclofen. The review is based on 20,369 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Baclofen

Baclofen (latest outcomes from 21,180 users) has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (baclofen): Lioresal, Kemstro, Gablofen.

On Dec, 13, 2014: 20,369 people who reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen are studied

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Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Confusional StateParaplegia (paralysis of the legs and lower body)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Hepatitis AcuteConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)PneumoniaPain
Confusional StateFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Urinary Tract InfectionLoss Of ConsciousnessRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainHypertension (high blood pressure)Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)Retinal Vein Occlusion (a blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina)FallBrain InjuryFall
VomitingHallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Metamorphopsia (a type of distorted vision in which a grid of straight lines appears wavy and parts of the grid may appear blank)Cerebellar Infarction (impaired blood circulation to cerebellum)Headache (pain in head)Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)
Urinary Tract InfectionAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Abdominal Pain UpperStatus Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)Pneumonia Aspiration (bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign materials into the bronchial tree)Limb InjuryDrug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)DizzinessDizzinessTonic Clonic Movements (generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)Cholecystitis (infection of gallbladder)Mouth Ulceration (mouth ulcers)Abasia (inability to walk)Headache (pain in head)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Mental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)CoughUnresponsive To StimuliWithdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)Joint Dislocation (a joint position is changed from normal position)Respiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)Urinary Tract Infection
Loss Of ConsciousnessPain In ExtremityHallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)IrritabilityCholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Ligament Sprain (ligament stretched)Movement Disorder (neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
AnxietyParanoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Dysmetropsia (visual illusions involving an alteration in the size or separation of visual objects)Delusion (a false belief or opinion)Neck PainAnxietyDizziness
FallTachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)VomitingMuscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles)Retinal Vascular Thrombosis (clot formation in small veins that carry blood away from the retina)Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Asthenia (weakness)

Most common side effects by gender * :

FemaleMale
FallPyrexia (fever)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fall
Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Drug Ineffective
Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)
Headache (pain in head)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Urinary Tract InfectionDepression
DizzinessUrinary Tract Infection

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Premature BabyPyrexia (fever)Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)Pyrexia (fever)Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)FallFall
Drug Exposure During PregnancyVomitingPyrexia (fever)Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthenia (weakness)
Convulsion Neonatal (muscle contraction and relaxation rapidly in neonate)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (a serious medical condition where a newborn baby's lungs cannot provide their body with enough oxygen)Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Ileus (a painful obstruction of the ileum or other part of the intestine)Muscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles)Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Pyrexia (fever)PainPainUrinary Tract Infection
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedUrinary Tract InfectionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)FallUrinary Tract InfectionPain
Retinal Disorder (disease of retina)Condition AggravatedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedCondition AggravatedInfluenza Like IllnessAsthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)Pneumonia
Foetal Growth Retardation (a baby in the womb fails to grow at the expected rate during the pregnancy)Lethargy (tiredness)Respiratory Arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)PainMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Dizziness
Foetal Movements DecreasedRespiratory Distress (difficulty in breathing)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)PainPyrexia (fever)Headache (pain in head)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Intraventricular Haemorrhage Neonatal (intraventricular bleeding in newborn)Respiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)VomitingConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)DizzinessDepressionPyrexia (fever)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Small, painful blister appeared on the underside (soft, padded part) of the toe. The blister caused a very painful sensation through the whole toe like the toe was cut off from blood circulation. Blisters on the toe appeared 2 out of the 3 times the medication was taken.

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