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Baclofen IT 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 Baclofen IT
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.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised June 2010 Copyright(c) 2010 First DataBank, Inc.