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Baclofen for anxiety is a common prescription, especially when the person’s anxiety is due to alcohol withdrawal. It is not entirely clear how baclofen works, but it is thought that it has an impact on neurotransmitters in the spine and certain receptors in the brain. That effect on the brain creates a sense of relaxation and can calm anxiety. 


Please note that dosing will look different for everyone. You should follow your doctor’s dosing instructions. Typical dosing of baclofen for anxiety may look like the following:

Side Effects

Side effects may include but are not limited to:

  • Bloody urine
  • Convulsions
  • Trouble breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Irregular breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Headache

Contact your doctor if you experience any side effects during your treatment with baclofen.

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