baclofen - injection, Lioresal

The Effects of Multiple Sclerosis

GENERIC NAME: BACLOFEN - INJECTION (BAK-loe-fen)

BRAND NAME(S): Lioresal

Warning | Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

WARNING: Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. Serious (rarely fatal) withdrawal problems may occur if this medication is suddenly stopped. Get medical help right away if you have any signs of a withdrawal reaction, including: itching, numb/tingling skin, high fever, mental/mood changes (such as confusion), seizures, worsening muscle tightness/stiffness, unusual change in the amount of urine. Tell your doctor if you ever had a withdrawal reaction from baclofen.

Keep all appointments for refilling the pump to avoid any serious withdrawal problems. Your doctor or another health care professional will check that the pump is programmed and working properly during these appointments. If you must miss a refill appointment, contact your doctor right away to reschedule the appointment before you run out of medication. Also, learn what your pump alarm sounds like. If you hear the alarm, contact your doctor immediately.

USES: Baclofen is used to treat muscle spasms caused by certain conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury/disease). It works by helping to relax the muscles.Baclofen injection is used by patients who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate the side effects of baclofen taken by mouth.

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