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Generic Name: Baclofen Intrathecal Injection (BACK-low-fen)
Brand Name: Lioresal
Baclofen is used for:
Treating severe muscle spasms due to a variety of causes, including multiple sclerosis or brain or spinal cord injuries.
Baclofen is a muscle relaxant and antispastic agent. It reduces the frequency and severity of muscle spasms that occur as a result of neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis.
Do NOT use Baclofen if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Baclofen :
Some medical conditions may interact with Baclofen . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Baclofen . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Baclofen may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Baclofen :
Use Baclofen as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Baclofen .
Important safety information:
If you suddenly stop taking Baclofen , you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms, including high fever, confusion, changes in mental status, severe increase in muscle stiffness and spasms that, in rare cases, has progressed to muscle destruction (causing dark colored urine and muscle weakness, aching, and tenderness), multiple organ failure, and death. If you experience any of the above symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
Possible side effects of Baclofen :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include dizziness; drowsiness; lightheadedness; loss of consciousness progressing to coma of up to 72 hours duration; loss of muscle tone; seizures; slow or shallow breathing.Proper storage of Baclofen :
Baclofen is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Baclofen at home, store Baclofen as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Baclofen out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Baclofen . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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