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Baclofen 10MG cerebral palsy

Cplife
Cplife Community member Posts: 55 Courageous
Hi just a question I’ve been given Baclofen  to day off my doctor I’ve been told to take half a 1 3 times a day
1. How do I cut them in half I know I could get a pill cutter but could anyone recommend one that’s easy to use. 
2. Anyone on these pills what’s your experience please. 

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    Hi @Cplife
    Here is a pill cutter from Asda that should do the job for you. 

    With Baclofen you might not feel any improvement at first but it is important that you give it time to get into your system.
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  • Cplife
    Cplife Community member Posts: 55 Courageous
    @Richard_Scope
    thanks I’ll get one of them pill cutters 
    how is your experience do they eventually make a difference. 
    I also notice it says to avoid alcohol although I don’t drink very often I will have a drink with friends on the odd occasion. What do now. 
    Taking new pills makes me feel anxious 😊
  • Cplife
    Cplife Community member Posts: 55 Courageous
    @Richard_Scope
    thanks so much for your recommendation for the pill cutter I bought yesterday and took my first Balofen today so just got to how it goes. 
    The pill cutter is brilliant and easy to use with one hand 😊

  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope it goes well for you @Cplife. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need any further support  :)
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  • Cplife
    Cplife Community member Posts: 55 Courageous
    @L_Volunteer I will do thank you. 😊
  • Cplife
    Cplife Community member Posts: 55 Courageous
    Update on beclofen  I’ve stopped taking it because it made me feel exhausted and lossy every other day I had to stay in bed 
    when I tried to do anything I would be sweating because I felt like I couldn’t use my muscles 
    my muscles are already weak and these tablets made them worse
    I need to make an appointment with my doctor I’ll try and get appointment after Easter 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Best of luck with getting an appointment soon @Cplife talking about this with your GP is definitely advisable, especially if the Baclofen side effects aren't making you feel good.
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