Baclofen is an antispastic agent that works by relaxing the muscles. It treats the symptoms that occur as the result of multiple sclerosis including stiffness, pain and spasm. Baclofen has been reported to cause side effects affecting your alertness and concentration. Unless you know for sure how this medicine affects your reaction avoid taking it if you get engaged into some activity that requires alertness and concentration. If you have been using baclofen for a long period of time you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it. The symptoms include hallucinations, seizures, and others depending on the patient.
Talk to your doctor before starting to lower the dosage. Instead of stopping abruptly it's recommended to take less and less of baclofen until you are sure it will not cause serious withdrawal symptoms. Your dosage may be adjusted or you can consider an alternative treatment. This drug is FDA pregnancy category C, which means baclofen can harm an unborn baby. It is not known for sure whether this drug passes into breast milk and can be absorbed by a nursing baby. Before taking baclofen tell your doctor that you are pregnant or breastfeeding.