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Baclofen (Lioresal®) is a prescription medication approved to treat spasticity. The tablet form is approved for treating spasticity due to multiple sclerosis (MS) or spinal cord injuries or diseases. The injectable version (which is used in a pump that delivers the medication directly to the spinal cord) is approved to treat severe spasticity due to various causes, including MS, spinal cord injuries or diseases, or cerebral palsy. However, because the drug is not suitable for everyone, review the prescribing information on baclofen medication before starting treatment.
For example, you may not be able to take baclofen if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, epilepsy, or any kind of mental illness. Also, you may not be able to take it if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and nonprescription medications).
Although some people do not experience problems with this medication, baclofen can cause side effects. Some of the common ones include drowsiness, dizziness, and weakness.
Baclofen comes in the form of a tablet or as an intrathecal injection. For more information on baclofen medication, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Baclofen for a more in-depth look at important information on this medication. This article discusses how baclofen works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take it.)
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