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Liofen XL Capsule 10's

Manufacturer

SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD

Pack Of

10 CAPSULES

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Liofen XL Capsule 10's

Liofen XL Capsule 10's belongs to the group of medicines called 'muscle relaxant' used to reduce and relieve the muscle spasms (excessive tension in the muscles) occurring in various illness. Muscle spasm 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.

Liofen XL Capsule 10's works by inhibiting the reflexes at the spinal level and helps in relieving pain and improves muscle movements. Liofen XL Capsule 10's works on spinal cord and brain, thereby helps in maintaining muscle strength and relieves muscle spasms or stiffness. Thus Liofen XL Capsule 10's reduces muscle spasm in the conditions of multiple sclerosis (a disorder which 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.

Take Liofen XL Capsule 10's with food. You are advised to take Liofen XL Capsule 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as sleepiness, drowsiness, 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.

To treat your condition effectually, continue taking Liofen XL Capsule 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Do not discontinue Liofen XL Capsule 10's 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 XL Capsule 10's if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your doctor will prescribe Liofen XL Capsule 10's only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Liofen XL Capsule 10'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. Few people who take Liofen XL Capsule 10's may have thoughts of killing themselves. Please speak to your doctor immediately if you experience mood swings, depressed, or if you have any suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Liofen XL Capsule 10's

Muscle spasm

Medicinal Benefits

Liofen XL Capsule 10's belongs to the group of medicines called muscle relaxants used to reduce and relieve the muscle spasms (excessive tension in the muscles) occurring in various illness such as multiple sclerosis (a disorder which 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 XL Capsule 10's works by inhibiting the reflexes at the spinal level and helps in relieving pain and improves muscle movements. Liofen XL Capsule 10's is particularly effective for relieving involuntary muscle spasms in the ankle, hip, and knee. Liofen XL Capsule 10's also helps in restoring muscle function; however, Liofen XL Capsule 10's is not effective for muscle spasms caused by stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or rheumatoid arthritis. Liofen XL Capsule 10's works on the centres of the spinal cord and brain, thereby helps in maintaining muscle strength and relieves muscle spasms or stiffness. Liofen XL Capsule 10's is used off-label to treat hiccups or Tourette’s syndrome (a nervous problem which causes people to make uncontrollable sudden movements or sounds).

Directions for Use

Tablet: Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet; swallow it as a whole with a glass of water or milk. Liquid: Shake the bottle well and take the prescribed dose/quantity by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack. Injection: Liofen XL Capsule 10's will be administered by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer Liofen XL Capsule 10's.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Liofen XL Capsule 10's

Like all medicines, Liofen XL Capsule 10's can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Sleepiness, drowsiness, nausea, headache, weakness, and dry mouth are the common side-effects of Liofen XL Capsule 10's. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.
 

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Liofen XL Capsule 10'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 XL Capsule 10's if you have kidney or liver problems, mental disorders, breathing difficulty or lung disease, diabetes, difficulty in urination, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease, or if you ever had a stroke. Consult your doctor before taking Liofen XL Capsule 10's if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your doctor will prescribe Liofen XL Capsule 10's only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Liofen XL Capsule 10's is not recommended for children below four years of age and those who weigh below 33 kg. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side-effects. Few people who take Liofen XL Capsule 10's may have thoughts of killing themselves. Please talk to your doctor immediately if you experience mood swings, depressed, or if you have any suicidal thoughts. Your doctor may advise you to undergo regular blood tests to monitor liver function. Inform your doctor that you are taking Liofen XL Capsule 10's if you are experiencing any operation which requires a general anaesthetic.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Liofen XL Capsule 10's as it may increase drowsiness.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Avoid taking Liofen XL Capsule 10's if you are pregnant unless prescribed by a doctor. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this; your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Very-small amounts of Liofen XL Capsule 10's passes into breast milk. However, consult your doctor before taking Liofen XL Capsule 10's; your doctor will decide whether Liofen XL Capsule 10's can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Liofen XL Capsule 10's causes sleepiness and drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery unless you are alert.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    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.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

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

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, get plenty of sleep.
  • To avoid developing pressure sores, change your position at least every two hours.
  • Hot or cold therapy can be helpful in treating muscle spasms. Apply an ice-pack or hot-pack on the muscle for 15-20minutes.
  • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water.

Other Information (LIO0068)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

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.

FAQs

Liofen XL Capsule 10's belongs to the group of medicines called muscle relaxants inhibiting the reflexes at the spinal level and helps in relieving pain, and improves muscle movements. Liofen XL Capsule 10's works on the centres of the spinal cord and brain, thereby helps in maintaining muscle strength and relieves muscle spasms or stiffness.

Liofen XL Capsule 10's causes sleepiness and drowsiness. So, drive only if you are alert and omit driving or operating machinery if you feel sleepy or drowsy.

Liofen XL Capsule 10's should not be taken by children unless prescribed by a doctor. Liofen XL Capsule 10's should not be used in children younger than 4 years and those who weigh below 33 kgs.

Dry mouth could be a side-effect of Liofen XL Capsule 10'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.

Do not discontinue Liofen XL Capsule 10's without consulting your doctor. Discontinuing Liofen XL Capsule 10's suddenly might cause muscle rigidity, increased heart rate, changes in mood, fever, mental disorders, confusion, hallucinations, and fits (seizures). Talk to your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking Liofen XL Capsule 10's; your doctor will reduce the dose gradually.

Do not use Liofen XL Capsule 10's at a time when muscle tone is required for safe balance and movement during certain activities. In some conditions, it may be dangerous for you to have low or reduced muscle tone. Please do not drink alcohol with Liofen XL Capsule 10's as it can cause side effects. Avoid driving or performing hazardous tasks until you know how Liofen XL Capsule 10's will affect you and your reactions could be impaired.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Liofen XL Capsule 10's

Manufacturer/Marketer address

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

Liofen XL Capsule 10's

Liofen XL Capsule 10's

MRP: 190.00

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