Safety and Dosing Information on Baclofen
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You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Epilepsy or a history of seizures
- A history of stroke
- Mental illness of any kind
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Baclofen and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Baclofen and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Baclofen Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
The dose of baclofen your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to baclofen
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Baclofen Dosage for more information.)
Although it is not a narcotic and is not an addictive medication, baclofen can cause severe withdrawal symptoms if stopped too quickly. Severe cases can even be fatal. Do not stop taking this drug without your healthcare provider's approval and supervision (see Baclofen Withdrawal).