This medication is a derivative of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), prescribed for severe chronic spasticity. It also relieves pain and improves muscle movement.
Contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer and hypersensitivity.
The recommended dose is 5 mg three times a day for 3 days 10 mg three times a day for 3 days 15 mg three times a day for 3 days 20 mg three times a day for 3 days. It may be increased if needed.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, epilepsy, ulcers, stroke, rheumatic disease, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, psychiatric condition, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Most Common :
• Central Nervous System : Sedation, unsteadiness, dizziness, headache, confusion and hallucinations.
• Gastrointestinal : Stomach upset, nausea, constipation, dry mouth, loss of appetite, taste disorder, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
• Heart : Low blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, palpitation, chest pain and fainting.
• Genitourinary : Urinary frequency and bedwetting.
• Miscellaneous : Rash, itching, ankle swelling, excessive perspiration, weight gain and nasal congestion.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.
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