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Published: 9/2020

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 :
GABALON Tablets 10mg
 Active ingredient:
Baclofen
 Dosage form:
orange tablet, diameter: 7.0 mm, thickness: 2.6 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(face) ギャバロン10mg, ギャバロン, 10mg, NF115
(back) GABALON 10mg, ギャバロン, 10mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses synaptic reflex in the spinal cord to lower activity of gamma-motor neurons, and consequently relieves muscle tension.
It is usually used to treat spastic paralysis attributed to cerebrovascular disorder, spastic spinal paralysis and other cerebral disorders.

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

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itching, 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))
  • For adults: In general, initially take 0.5 to 1.5 tablets (5 to 15 mg of the active ingredient) a day, in 1 to 3 divided doses, after meals. Then the daily dose is increased by 0.5 to 1 tablet (5 to 10 mg) every 2 to 3 days to the standard dose appropriately for the symptoms. The standard daily dose is 3 tablets (30 mg), however, it may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms since clinical response differs among patients.
    For children
    : In general, initially take 0.5 tablet (5 mg of the active ingredient) a day, in 1 to 2 divided doses, after meals. Then the daily dose is increased by 0.5 tablet (5 mg) every 2 to 3 days to the standard dose appropriately for the symptoms, however, it may be adjusted according to the symptoms or body weight. The standard daily dose is 0.5 to 1.5 tablets (5 to 15 mg) for children aged 4 to 6 years; 0.5 to 2 tablets (5 to 20 mg) for those aged 7 to 11 years; 0.5 to 2.5 tablets (5 to 25 mg) for those aged 12 to 15 years.
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow 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. Hallucination, delirium, confusion, excitement and seizure caused by sudden withdrawal of this medicine in long-term use have been reported.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause sleepiness. Avoid operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.
    Pay attention that alcohol may intensify medicinal or medical effect.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include sleepiness, nausea, loss of appetite, weakness, lightheadedness 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.
  • decreased consciousness, difficulty in thinking, breathing difficulty  [consciousness disturbance, respiratory depression]
  • unable to stop using a drug and depend on it, hallucination, confusion  [dependence]
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 reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacy or the medical institution how to discard them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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