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Revised: 11/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Lioresal Tablets 5mg
 Active ingredient:
Baclofen
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 6.0 mm, thickness: 2.7 mm
 Print on wrapping:
リオレサール5mg, Lioresal 5mg, CG215

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on spinal cord, and suppresses neurotransmission which cause excess reflex movement of muscle. It consequently relieves paralysis or stiffness of the muscle caused by brain/spinal injuries.
It is usually used to treat spastic paralysis caused by cerebrovascular disorder, cerebral (infantile) paralysis, sequelae of injury, etc.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, initially take 5 to 15 mg of the active ingredient a day in 1 to 3 divided doses. Then it is gradually increased to the standard dose, 6 tablets (30 mg) a day, by every 2 to 3 days. This preparation contains 5 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. The dosage should be adjusted according to the age or symptoms.
    In general, for children, initially take a half tablet (2.5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice a day, or initially take 1 tablet (5mg) at a time, once a day, and then it is gradually increased to the standard dose by every 2 to 3 days. The daily standard dose is 1 to 3 tablets (5 to 15 mg) for children aged 4 to 6, 1 to 4 tablets (5 to 20 mg) for aged 7 to 11, 1 to 5 tablets (5 to 25 mg) for aged 12 to 15. The dosage should be adjusted according to the symptoms or weight. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so. Sudden withdrawal of the medicine with long-term use may cause hallucination, delirium, confusion, excitement or convulsions.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The medicine may cause drowsiness. Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery.
    Avoid drinking alcohol as possible, since it may intensify drowsiness, etc.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include drowsiness, muscle weakness, nausea, loss of appetite, light-headedness, dizziness, headache, dull-headache and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • to see or hear something that is not really there [dependence (hallucination)]
  • disoriented, unable to recognize time or place [dependence (confusion)]
  • diminished consciousness, impaired judgment, breathlessness [disturbed consciousness, respiratory depression]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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