Baclofen 20 mg
If you have multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injury or disease, a healthcare provider may prescribe baclofen (Lioresal®, Gablofen®) 20 mg. However, the dosage must be individualized. This means that the optimal amount for one person may be drastically different, compared to the optimal dose for another person. In general, people start with a low dose and gradually increase it.
Baclofen (or the generic version, in the case of the tablets) comes in the following strengths and forms:
- Baclofen 10 mg tablets
- Baclofen 20 mg tablets
- Lioresal intrathecal injection 10 mg per 5 mL
- Lioresal intrathecal injection 10 mg per 20 mL.
Specifically, the tablet form of baclofen is approved to treat spasticity due to multiple sclerosis (MS) or spinal cord injury or disease. The injectable form (which delivers the medication directly to the spinal cord using a pump) is approved to treat severe spasticity due to various causes, including MS, spinal cord injury or disease, or cerebral palsy.
The amount your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on factors such as how you respond to baclofen, other medical conditions you have, and other medications you are taking.
(Click Baclofen Dosage for more information on when your healthcare provider may prescribe baclofen 20 mg to treat spasticity caused by several brain or spinal cord conditions. This article also discusses factors that may affect your dosage and lists tips on when and how to effectively use this medication.)