Miorel (baclofen) is an international brand of baclofen, a skeletal muscle relaxant and antispastic agent used for the treatment of reversible spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord lesions. It is a muscle relaxer and an antispastic agent and is used to treat muscle symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis, including spasm, pain, and stiffness.
Baclofen works by restoring the normal balance and reducing muscle hyperactivity. In this way, it allows for more normal muscle movements. It acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to produce its muscle relaxant effects. Its actions on the CNS may also cause some of the medicine’s side effects. Normally muscles receive electrical signals via nerves to contract and relax. Spasticity is caused by an imbalance of electrical signals coming from the spinal cord through the nerves to the muscle. This imbalance causes the muscle to become hyperactive, resulting in involuntary spasms. Baclofen works by restoring the normal balance and reducing muscle hyperactivity. In this way, it allows for more normal muscle movements.
Miorel is usually taken three times a day at evenly spaced intervals. It may take up to two months before you feel the full effects of Baclofen. The effect of the drug peaks 1 to 2 hours after each dose and is gone within 3 to 6 hours, so it’s best to schedule doses for shortly before the daily activities when relief of spasticity is most important.