Relmas 10 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Relmas 10 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Relmas 10 is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Relmas 10 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Relmas 10 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Relmas 10 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Relmas 10 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Relmas 10 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Relmas 10 is a muscle relaxer. It is used to treat muscle symptoms such as rigidity, tension, and stiffness that may occur due to various conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, or injury to the head, brain or spine. Relmas 10 can be taken with food. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms, for the shortest possible time. You should take this medicine regularly while you need it. Try not to miss doses as this will make the medicine less effective. Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, and dizziness. If any of these side effects do not go away or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms. To make sure it is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you are using or taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this medicine.
Uses of Relmas 10
- Muscle relaxation
Side effects of Relmas 10
How to use Relmas 10
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Relmas 10 is to be taken with food.
How Relmas 10 works
Relmas 10 is a muscle relaxant. It works on the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm maintaining the strength of the muscles. This relieves pain and improves movement of muscles.
What if you forget to take Relmas 10?
If you miss a dose of Relmas 10, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Relmas 10 provides relief from rigidity, tension and stiffness in muscles (spasticity) that may occur due to various conditions affecting the nervous system.
- Take it with or after food or a glass of milk.
- Relmas 10 may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Relmas 10 as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor if you've been on it for a long time.
Pain, Chronic muscle spasticity, Multiple sclerosis, Spasm, Stiffness, Low back pain
Should be taken with food.
Oral Spasticity Adult: Initially, 5 mg tid for 3 days increased to 10 mg tid for 3 days, then in similar increments and intervals until either 20 mg tid is reached or until desired effect is obtained. Max: 80 mg daily. Elderly: Initiate with lower doses.
Oral Spasticity Child: 0.75-2 mg/kg daily. May initiate with 2.5 mg 4 times daily, increased gradually every 3 days until desired effect is obtained. Maintenance: 6-10 yr: 30-60 mg daily; 2-6 yr: 20-30 mg daily; 12 mth-2 yr: 10-20 mg daily. Max: >10 yr: 2.5 mg/kg daily.
Renal impairment: Dose reduction may be required.
Hypersensitivity. Active peptic ulcer disease.
Mode of Action
Baclofen is an antispastic. It inhibits both monosynaptic and polysynaptic reflexes at spinal level.
Cerebrovascular disorders, epilepsy, severe psychotic disorders, confusional states, history of peptic ulcer, resp depression, diabetes (DM), hepatic or renal impairment, elderly, pregnancy. Avoid sudden withdrawal. Lactation: Enters breast milk in small amounts; not recommended
>10% Drowsiness, transient (10-63%),Dizziness (5-15%),Nausea (4-12%),Confusion (1-11%) 1-10% Headache (4-8%),Insomnia (2-7%),Constipation (2-6%),Urinary frequency (2-6%),Fatigue (2-4%) <1% Abdominal pain,Ankle edema,Anorexia,Ataxia,Blurred vision,Chest pain,Coordination disorder,Depression,Diarrhea,Dry mouth,Diplopia,Dysarthria,Dyspnea,Dystonia,Enuresis,Euphoria,Excitement,Hallucinations,Hematuria,Hypotension,Impotence,Miosis,Muscle pain,Mydriasis,Nasal congestion,Nocturia,Nystagmus,Palpitation,Paresthesia,Excessive perspiration,Pruritus,Rash,Rigidity,Seizure,Strabismus,Slurred speech,Syncope,Tinnitus,Tremor,Urinary retention,Vomiting,Weight gain Potentially Fatal: Respiratory or CV depression, seizures.
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy There are no adequate data on the developmental risk associated with the use in pregnant women Oral administration of baclofen to pregnant rats resulted in an increased incidence of fetal structural abnormalities at a dose which was also associated with maternal toxicity Clinical considerations May increase the risk of late-onset neonatal withdrawal symptoms Animal data Baclofen given orally has been shown to increase the incidence of omphaloceles (ventral hernias) in fetuses of rats given ~13 times on a mg/kg basis, or 3 times on a mg/m2 basis, the maximum oral dose recommended for human use; this dose also caused reductions in food intake and weight gain in the dams This abnormality was not seen in mice or rabbits Lactation At recommended oral doses, baclofen is present in human milk There are no human data on the effects of baclofen on milk production There are no adequate data on the effects of baclofen on the breastfed infant Withdrawal symptoms can occur in breastfed infants when maternal administration is stopped, or when breastfeeding is stopped Consider developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding along with the mother’s clinical need and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant or from the underlying maternal condition
Hypotensive effect may be increased with antihypertensives. Concomittant use with levodopa in Parkinson patients may result in confusion, agitation, hallucinations. Potentially Fatal: CNS depressants and alcohol may potentiate CNS effects.
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