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Baclofen Respiratory Failure Side Effects

Baclofen Respiratory Failure Side Effect Reports


The following Baclofen Respiratory Failure side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Respiratory Failure, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Baclofen or it might take time to develop.



Respiratory Arrest, Device Failure, Overdose, Respiratory Failure, Pain

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: muscle spasticity. The patient was prescribed Baclofen (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Morphine
  • Bupivacaine
  • Clonidine
When starting to take Baclofen the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Device Failure
  • Overdose
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pain
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Baclofen.
Paralysis Flaccid, Coma, Convulsion, Respiratory Failure, Overdose

This Respiratory Failure Baclofen side effect was reported by a health professional from US on May 30, 2013. A Female , 17 years of age, was treated with Baclofen. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Paralysis Flaccid
  • Coma
  • Convulsion
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Overdose
. Baclofen dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia, Device Failure, Multi-organ Failure, Cardiac Failure, Respiratory Failure, Malaise, Cardiac Arrest

This is a Baclofen Intrathecal side effect report of a 52-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: muscle spasticity, who was treated with Baclofen Intrathecal (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pneumonia
  • Device Failure
  • Multi-organ Failure
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Malaise
  • Cardiac Arrest
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Baclofen Intrathecal treatment in patients suffering from muscle spasticity, resulting in Respiratory Failure.

Unresponsive To Stimuli, Suicide Attempt, Dry Skin, Coma, Hypotonia, Hyporeflexia, Convulsion, Respiratory Failure, Overdose

A 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BG with the following symptoms: NA started Baclofen (baclofen) (baclofen) treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Baclofen (baclofen) (baclofen) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Dry Skin
  • Coma
  • Hypotonia
  • Hyporeflexia
  • Convulsion
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Overdose
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Thioridazin
  • Lisinopril
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Baclofen (baclofen) (baclofen) side effects, such as Respiratory Failure.
Overdose, Dyspnoea, Respiratory Failure, Sopor, Confusional State, Convulsion

A female patient from DE was prescribed and started Baclofen on Aug 28, 2012. Patient felt the following Baclofen side effects: overdose, dyspnoea, respiratory failure, sopor, confusional state, convulsion Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Baclofen dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Muscle Spasms, Sepsis, Urinary Tract Infection, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Dementia, Disease Complication, Hyponatraemia, Respiratory Failure, Hypotension

This report suggests a potential Baclofen Respiratory Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 73-year-old patient from JP (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Baclofen (dosage: See B5) starting NS. Soon after starting Baclofen the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Sepsis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • Dementia
  • Disease Complication
  • Hyponatraemia
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Hypotension
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Aricept Tablets, Sodium Chloride
The patient was hospitalized. Although Baclofen demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Failure, may still occur.
Altered State Of Consciousness, Epistaxis, Respiratory Failure, Shock, Tuberculosis, Dehydration, Dysphagia, Cerebral Infarction, Pneumoconiosis

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jun 15, 2012 by a male taking Baclofen (dosage: NA) . Location: JAPAN , 69 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Baclofen side effects: altered state of consciousness, epistaxis, respiratory failure, shock, tuberculosis, dehydration, dysphagia, cerebral infarction, pneumoconiosis. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Respiratory Failure

This Respiratory Failure problem was reported by a physician from JAPAN. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Baclofen (dosage: 75 Mcg/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Baclofen, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Respiratory Failure
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Respiratory Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Convulsion, Hyponatraemia, Rhabdomyolysis, Respiratory Failure, Conduction Disorder, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrioventricular Block, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Hypokalaemia

This is a Baclofen side effect report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from POLAND. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: suicide attempt and was treated with Baclofen (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lamotrigine (Ingested Approximately 100-200 Capsules Of Lamotrigine 100mg (total 10-20g))
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Convulsion
  • Hyponatraemia
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Conduction Disorder
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Hypokalaemia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Baclofen could cause Respiratory Failure and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Respiratory Failure, Monoplegia, Pneumonia, Neurogenic Bladder, Tremor, Cognitive Disorder

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jun 15, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Baclofen. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Baclofen side effects: respiratory failure, monoplegia, pneumonia, neurogenic bladder, tremor, cognitive disorder. Baclofen dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Baclofen.
Neurogenic Bladder, Cognitive Disorder, Pneumonia, Multiple Sclerosis, Post Procedural Complication, Monoplegia, Respiratory Failure, Disease Recurrence

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 48-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis,muscle spasticity. The patient was prescribed Baclofen (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Baclofen the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Pneumonia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post Procedural Complication
  • Monoplegia
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Disease Recurrence
These side effects may potentially be related to Baclofen.
Post Procedural Complication, Pneumonia, Multiple Sclerosis, Disease Recurrence, Monoplegia, Neurogenic Bladder, Cognitive Disorder, Respiratory Failure

This Respiratory Failure Baclofen side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jun 15, 2012. A Female , 48 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Baclofen. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Post Procedural Complication
  • Pneumonia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Monoplegia
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Respiratory Failure
. Baclofen dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Tremor, Monoplegia, Respiratory Failure, Cognitive Disorder, Pneumonia, Neurogenic Bladder

This is a Baclofen side effect report of a 48-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis,muscle spasticity, who was treated with Baclofen (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Tremor
  • Monoplegia
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Pneumonia
  • Neurogenic Bladder
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Baclofen treatment in female patients suffering from multiple sclerosis,muscle spasticity, resulting in Respiratory Failure.
Muscle Spasticity, Condition Aggravated, Pneumonia Aspiration, Dysphagia, Somnolence, Respiratory Failure, Disease Complication

A 79-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN with the following symptoms: cerebral palsy started Baclofen treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Baclofen treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Pneumonia Aspiration
  • Dysphagia
  • Somnolence
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Disease Complication
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Baclofen side effects, such as Respiratory Failure.
Respiratory Failure, Convulsion, Lymphoedema, Muscular Weakness, Lethargy

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Baclofen on May 11, 2012. After Baclofen was administered, patient encountered several Baclofen side effects: respiratory failure, convulsion, lymphoedema, muscular weakness, lethargy Additional patient health information: male , child 5 years of age, weighting 28.66 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Baclofen dosage: 5 Mg, Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Miralax (Unk)
  • Phenol (6 Unk, Unk)
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A (200 Units, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia, Neurogenic Bladder, Respiratory Failure, Monoplegia, Cognitive Disorder

This report suggests a potential Baclofen Respiratory Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 48-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): muscle spasticity,multiple sclerosis and used Baclofen (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Baclofen the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pneumonia
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Monoplegia
  • Cognitive Disorder
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Baclofen demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Failure, may still occur.
Respiratory Failure, Neurotoxicity, Loss Of Consciousness, Psychotic Disorder

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Apr 10, 2012 by a male taking Baclofen (dosage: 40 Mg, Daily (10 Mg 4x/day)) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 57 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Baclofen side effects: respiratory failure, neurotoxicity, loss of consciousness, psychotic disorder. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Neurotoxicity, Coma, Overdose, Respiratory Failure

This Respiratory Failure problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 60-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): muscle spasms.On NS a consumer started treatment with Baclofen (dosage: 25 Mg, Bid). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Baclofen, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Coma
  • Overdose
  • Respiratory Failure
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Respiratory Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Respiratory Failure, Loss Of Consciousness, Neurotoxicity, Psychotic Disorder

This is a Baclofen side effect report of a 57-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: central pain syndrome and was treated with Baclofen (dosage: 40 Mg, Daily) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Psychotic Disorder
This opens a possibility that Baclofen could cause Respiratory Failure and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Headache, Respiratory Failure, Somnolence

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM on Mar 02, 2012. A female patient from UNITED KINGDOM , 30 years of age, was treated with Baclofen. Patient felt the following Baclofen side effects: headache, respiratory failure, somnolence. Baclofen dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Dysport (980 Units (980 Units, Single Cycle) Parenteral)
These side effects may potentially be related to Baclofen.
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Baclofen Respiratory Failure Causes and Reviews


What is respiratory failure?

Respiratory failure is a condition in which your blood doesn't have enough oxygen or has too much carbon dioxide. Sometimes you can have both problems.

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen. The oxygen passes into your blood, which carries it to your organs. Your organs, such as your heart and brain, need this oxygen-rich blood to work well.

Another part of breathing is removing the carbon dioxide from the blood and breathing it out. Having too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your organs.

What causes respiratory failure?

Conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. These conditions may affect the muscles, nerves, bones, or tissues that support breathing. Or they may affect the lungs directly. These conditions include

  • Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism
  • Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, and stroke
  • Problems with the spine, such as scoliosis (a curve in the spine). They can affect the bones and muscles used for breathing.
  • Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Inhalation injuries, such as from inhaling smoke (from fires) or harmful fumes
What are the symptoms of respiratory failure?

The symptoms of respiratory failure depend on the cause and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood.

A low oxygen level in the blood can cause shortness of breath and air hunger (the feeling that you can't breathe in enough air). Your skin, lips, and fingernails may also have a bluish color. A high carbon dioxide level can cause rapid breathing and confusion.

Some people who have respiratory failure may become very sleepy or lose consciousness. They also may have arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). You may have these symptoms if your brain and heart are not getting enough oxygen.

How is respiratory failure diagnosed?

Your health care provider will diagnose respiratory failure based on

  • Your medical history
  • A physical exam, which often includes
    • Listening to your lungs to check for abnormal sounds
    • Listening to your heart to check for arrhythmia
    • Looking for a bluish color on your skin, lips, and fingernails
  • Diagnostic tests, such as
    • Pulse oximetry, a small sensor that uses a light to measure how much oxygen is in your blood. The sensor goes on the end of your finger or on your ear.
    • Arterial blood gas test, a test that measures the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in your blood. The blood sample is taken from an artery, usually in your wrist.

Once you are diagnosed with respiratory failure, your provider will look for what is causing it. Tests for this often include a chest x-ray. If your provider thinks you may have arrhythmia because of the respiratory failure, you may have an EKG (electrocardiogram). This is simple, painless test that detects and records your heart's electrical activity.

What are the treatments for respiratory failure?

Treatment for respiratory failure depends on

  • Whether it is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing)
  • How severe it is
  • What is causing it

Acute respiratory failure can be a medical emergency. You may need treatment in intensive care unit at a hospital. Chronic respiratory failure can often be treated at home. But if your chronic respiratory failure is severe, you might need treatment in a long-term care center.

One of the main goals of treatment is to get oxygen to your lungs and other organs and remove carbon dioxide from your body. Another goal is to treat the cause of the condition. Treatments may include

  • Oxygen therapy, through a nasal cannula (two small plastic tubes that go in your nostrils) or through a mask that fits over your nose and mouth
  • Tracheostomy, a surgically-made hole that goes through the front of your neck and into your windpipe. A breathing tube, also called a tracheostomy, or trach tube, is placed in the hole to help you breathe.
  • Ventilator, a breathing machine that blows air into your lungs. It also carries carbon dioxide out of your lungs.
  • Other breathing treatments, such as noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), which uses mild air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep. Another treatment is a special bed that rocks back and forth, to help you breathe in and out.
  • Fluids, often through an intravenous (IV), to improve blood flow throughout your body. They also provide nutrition.
  • Medicines for discomfort
  • Treatments for the cause of the respiratory failure. These treatments may include medicines and procedures.

If you have respiratory failure, see your health care provider for ongoing medical care. Your provider may suggest pulmonary rehabilitation.

If your respiratory failure is chronic, make sure that you know when and where to get help for your symptoms. You need emergency care if you have severe symptoms, such as trouble catching your breath or talking. You should call your provider if you notice that your symptoms are worsening or if you have new signs and symptoms.

Living with respiratory failure may cause fear, anxiety, depression, and stress. Talk therapy, medicines, and support groups can help you feel better.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Baclofen Respiratory Failure Reviews

Mon, 11 Jun 2012

Thanks for the answers.

Wed, 23 May 2012

I just want anyone to answer my damn question is this site bogus cause i think its a fairly fucking easy question.i thought this is what is supposed to be done here

Tue, 08 Nov 2011

I too had a nasty bite from Baclofen.I had a craving for alcohol and was on 10 mg TID.I took 90mg at once. within one hour I feel like i was on shrooms! Very vivid CEVs(closed eyed visuals) and some ope eyed visuals(OEVs).Actually I enjoyed this.But there was moments of short anxiety.It was over in 6 hours maybe 8.I feel Baclofen has abuse potentials is some people and should be scheduled.It has a wide range of side effect and can be addictive. Kids use it for tripping or sedation.Baclofen is related to GHB and Phenethylamies(eg.Mecaline,2c-type drugs).Very dangerous in excess esp when starting it and for some withwardwal effects too. Be careful with it.Not suitable for alchoholics with history of Hallucinogen ause-like me. Im off this med now.

Fri, 03 May 2013

Can a DR, pharmacist(who knows what they're talking about) or patient, please tell me what the best most effective generic brand of Baclofen is. I've been on it for a yr+ via Walgreens CVS I've ONLY had access to Northstar, Teva I think 1x the Upsher-Smith brand. I've usually been getting 20mgx90 this mth I got 10mgx180 got Teva, I know that Watson, Qualitest, Mylan, Caraco, Lannett, Matrix make generic Baclofen too. I have to think 1 of them. probably Watson or Lannett, makes a superior product. I know not all generics are equal nor as effective. For ex...I'm also on Valium- Mylan makes the WORST diazepam ever, while Teva is ok Watson is by far the best. Thank you! I just want my Baclofen to be the most effective.

Fri, 16 Apr 2010
What are all side effects of Baclofen?
Tue, 13 Apr 2010
why do i feel up wiredand not tired
Tue, 29 Jun 2010
Male 42 prescribed Baclofen 30-60mg daily for the control of cervical dystonia, great for first week then started to get pain and discumfort in my bowels by week two i was being physicaly sick and unable to control the pain , had to stop taking the medication, side effects started to ease after three- four days. current medications: propranolol, fluoxetine, lansoprazole, clonazepam, alvirine citrate.
Thu, 23 Dec 2010
my son was overdosed on Baclofen, they doubled his does and then took him back down to a lower dose all in a day and a half. he started taking 5 breaths a minute, and the doctor said it was not the pump. duh i am no rocket scientest, but it was the pump. they gave him another brain injury.
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