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Baclofen
Muscle spasms
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Drug Name:

Baclofen Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Baclofen 10mg, 20mg; scored tabs.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Baclofen:

Spasticity associated with MS and spinal cord injury or disease.

Adult:

5mg 3 times daily. Increase in increments of 5mg 3 times daily every 3 days if needed; max 80mg daily. Use lowest dose possible.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Impaired renal function. Beneficial spasticity. Stroke. Epilepsy. Avoid abrupt cessation. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Alcohol and other CNS depressants potentiated.

Pharmacological Class:

Muscle relaxant (central).

Adverse Reactions:

Transient drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, headache, hypotension, nausea, increased urinary frequency; seizures and hallucinations on abrupt withdrawal.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Kemstro, Lioresal.

How Supplied:

Tabs—contact supplier

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