baclofen - injection, Lioresal (cont.)
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.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into the space around the spinal cord (intrathecally). It is usually given using a drug pump implanted under your skin. A health care professional will fill and refill the pump with medication.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.Do not stop treatment with this drug without consulting your doctor because serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. See also Warning section. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens, or if you have any signs of infection (such as fever, chills, redness/swelling/pain/warmth at the pump site).
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