Baclofen vs Flexeril

Muscle spasms or any injury that awakens pain in our body occur quite often and this is a severe case as people simply lose the ability to move. With the help of modern medicine, there are preparations that can solve these pains. Here we will have a glimpse upon two such preparations – Baclofen and Flexeril.


Baclofen is a legal narcotic preparation, which can be bought in every pharmaceutical market. In medical practice, this preparation is used for cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, meningitis, spinal dysfunction, stroke and traumatic brain injuries as an anti-spasmodic drug, a muscle relaxant. Assign it very carefully. It is strongly advised to clearly follow the instructions of dosage and method of reception.


Even when used for therapeutic purposes, removal of the preparation can cause withdrawal symptoms, so the rejection of Baclofen should pass on clear scheme with a gradual reduction in dosage. It widespread among preparation addicts, because of its ready availability and pronounced narcotic effects. The tablets are taken orally or inhaled in powder form. The dependence of developing is very fast, abstinence is very heavy, and there are persistent mental disorders. So, this preparation is quite effectual and at the same, quite dangerous as many people get easily addicted to it. You must be very cautious while taking this preparation.


Flexeril baclofen The contradictions are the next – hypersensitivity to the preparation or to any excipient of it, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer in the acute stage, porphyria.


Flexeril is another muscle relaxant. It acts by blocking nerve impulses, which are sent to cerebrum. This preparation is implemented other physical therapies to cure skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. It can also be put to usage for other purposes.


The preparation acts at cerebrum stem to relax skeletal muscle spasms of local origin without changing muscle functions. It is produces in capsules of 15 mg and 30 mg.


Contraindications for this preparation are hypersensitivity, severe stage of recovery after myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias.


Adverse effects of both preparations are almost identical, with some exceptions. Most frequent of the unwanted effects are dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, headache, nervousness, weakness, insomnia, depression, delusions and so on.


Be very watchful when using these preparations and have a proper consultation by a specialist.