Baclofen IT Uses and How to Use

  • Uses

    Baclofen is used to treat muscle tightness and cramping (spasms) caused by certain conditions such as spinal cord injury/disease, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. It works by relaxing the muscles. Decreasing spasms helps reduce pain and stiffness, improves your ability to move around, and lets you do more of your daily activities. Baclofen injection is used in patients who do not respond to or cannot tolerate the side effects of baclofen taken by mouth.

    How To Use

    This medication is injected only into the space around the spinal cord (intrathecally). This drug is usually given using a drug pump implanted under your skin. A health care professional will usually fill and refill the pump with medication. Dosage is based on your condition and response to treatment.

    Do not suddenly stop treatment with this drug because serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. See Warning section. To prevent a withdrawal reaction when stopping extended, regular treatment with this drug, gradually reduce the dosage as directed. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

    When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.

    Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.