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Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's

Prescription drug
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Composition

BACLOFEN-500MCG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's belongs to the group of medicines called 'skeletal muscle relaxants' used to reduce and relieve the muscle spasms (excessive tension in the muscles) occurring in various illnesses. It is used in the management of severe spasticities such as spasticity of spinal cord origin, and spasticity of cerebral origin. Muscle spasm is the sudden involuntary contractions of the muscle, which can be painful and uncomfortable. Spasticity is the abnormal muscle tightness occurring due to prolonged muscle contraction.

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's works by inhibiting the reflexes at the spinal level and helps in relieving pain and improves muscle movements. Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's works on the spinal cord and brain, thereby helps in maintaining muscle strength and relieves muscle spasms or stiffness. Thus Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's reduces muscle spasm in the conditions of multiple sclerosis (a disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord), cerebrovascular accidents (damage to the brain due to lack of blood supply), cerebral palsy (a disorder of movement, posture and muscle tone), spinal cord diseases and other nervous system disorders.

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer. In some cases, Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's may cause certain common side-effects such as constipation, dizziness, nausea, headache, weakness, and dry mouth. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are suggested to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's should not be stopped suddenly as it could lead to unpleasant side-effects such as rigidity, increased heart rate, changes in mood, fever, mental disorders, confusion, hallucinations, and fits (seizures). Consult your doctor before taking Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's is not recommended for children below 4 years of age and those who weigh below 33kgs. Inform your doctor about all the current medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side effects. Please speak to your doctor immediately if you experience mood swings, depression, or if you have any suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's

Treatment of Muscle spasm and spasticity

Medicinal Benefits

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's belongs to the group of medicines called muscle relaxants used to reduce and relieve the muscle spasms/spasticity (excessive tension in the muscles) occurring in various illnesses such as multiple sclerosis (a disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord), cerebrovascular accidents (damage to the brain due to lack of blood supply), cerebral palsy (a disorder of movement, posture and muscle tone), spinal cord diseases and other nervous system disorders. Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's works by inhibiting the reflexes at the spinal level and helps in relieving pain and improves muscle movements.

Directions for Use

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle weakness

Drug Warnings

Do not take Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's if you are allergic to any of its contents or if you ever had a stomach ulcer. Talk to your doctor before taking Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's if you have kidney or liver problems, infections, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, diabetes, breathing problems, blood circulation problems, high blood pressure, anxiety, pounding headache, slow heart rate, excessive sweating, or if you ever had a stroke. Consult your doctor before taking Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's is not recommended for children below 4 years of age and those who weigh below 33 kg. 

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Inform your doctor if you are taking pain killers (ibuprofen), drugs used to treat mood disorders (lithium) medicines used to treat epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, anti-depressants, anti-histamines, and sedatives.

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's as it might cause increased sleepiness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentrating.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have kidney dysfunction, seizures (fits), psychosis (a severe mental disorder with impaired thoughts and emotions), and autonomic dysreflexia (spinal cord injury).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • IBUPROFEN
  • LITHIUM

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Exercising regularly helps in muscle stretching so that they are less likely to spasm, tear, and sprain. Mild exercises such as jogging and walking are helpful for muscle stretching. Massages can also be helpful.
  • Avoid extremely cold and hot temperatures.
  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes. Instead, wear loose garments.
  • Rest well, and get plenty of sleep.
  • To avoid developing pressure sores, change your position at least every two hours.
  • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water.

Special Advise

  • Your doctor may advise you to undergo regular blood tests to monitor liver function.
  • Inform your doctor that you are taking Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's if you are due to undergo any surgery which requires a general anesthetic.
  • Please talk to your doctor immediately if you experience mood swings, depression, or if you have any suicidal thoughts.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Muscle spasm: It is the sudden involuntary contractions of the muscle, which can be painful and uncomfortable. When the nerve impulses that control the muscle movements are damaged or interrupted, it could lead to muscle spasms. Symptoms include muscle tightness, joint stiffness, unusual posture, difficulty in moving, pain in affected muscles, and joints. Fatigue (weakness), stress, extreme heat or cold, infection, and tight clothing can trigger muscle spasms. Muscle relaxants and exercise can treat muscle spasms. Muscle relaxants sedate the muscle and help in inhibiting painful contractions. Exercise helps in muscle stretching so that they are less likely to spasm, tear, and sprain.

Spasticity: Spasticity is the abnormal muscle tightness occurring due to prolonged muscle contraction associated with damage to the spinal cord, brain, and motor nerves, or due to neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy. Spasticity causes the muscles to become stiff and tight, this prevents normal fluid movement. Symptoms include abnormal posture, deep tendon reflexes, repetitive jerky movements, and pain.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's as it may cause increased drowsiness.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this; your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Consult your doctor before taking Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's; your doctor will decide whether Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

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Driving

Caution

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's causes drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery unless you are alert.

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Liver

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with liver impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

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Kidney

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.

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Children

Caution

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's is not recommended for children below 4 years and those weighing below 33 kgs. Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's should be used in children above 4 years if prescribed by a doctor.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063
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FAQs

Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's works on the centres of the spinal cord and brain, thereby helps in maintaining muscle strength and relieves muscle spasms or stiffness.
Dry mouth could be a side-effect of Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's. Limiting caffeine intake, avoiding smoking and mouthwashes containing alcohol, drinking water regularly, and chewing sugar-free gum/candy might help in stimulating saliva and thereby prevents drying of the mouth.
Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's should not be stopped abruptly. Abrupt discontinuation of Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's may cause altered mental status, high fever, muscle rigidity, and exaggerated rebound spasticity. In rare cases, it might even lead to multiple organ-system failures, rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle tissue that releases a damaging protein into the blood) and death.
Liofen 500mcg Injection 1's may cause suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, euphoric mood (extreme happiness), and paranoid thoughts. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

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