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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 20,399 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 21,213 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 Mar, 13, 2015: 20,399 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 StateUrinary Tract InfectionConvulsion (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)Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Pain
Confusional StateFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)Loss Of ConsciousnessRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)PneumoniaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainHypertension (high blood pressure)Paraplegia (paralysis of the legs and lower body)Headache (pain in head)Retinal Vascular Thrombosis (clot formation in 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)Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Headache (pain in head)Drug IneffectiveMultiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)
Urinary Tract InfectionPain In ExtremityCoughStatus Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)Cerebellar Infarction (impaired blood circulation to cerebellum)Limb InjuryDepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DizzinessDizzinessIrritabilityPsychotic DisorderMouth Ulceration (mouth ulcers)Erectile DysfunctionHeadache (pain in head)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Abdominal Pain UpperUnresponsive To StimuliDelusion (a false belief or opinion)Joint Dislocation (a joint position is changed from normal position)Abasia (inability to walk)Urinary Tract Infection
Loss Of ConsciousnessMental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Tonic Clonic Movements (generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)Retinal Vein Occlusion (a blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina)Ligament Sprain (ligament stretched)AnxietyMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
FallParanoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Central Nervous System Lesion (an abnormality in tissue of brain or spinal cord)Cholecystitis (infection of gallbladder)Neck PainMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Dizziness
AnxietyTachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Chest PainHemianopia Homonymous (visual field defect involving either the two right or the two left halves of the visual fields of both eyes)Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Movement Disorder (neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness)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)Urinary Tract Infection
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)PainPainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
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)PainPainMultiple 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)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Pyrexia (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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