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What is Lioresal?

Common Brand(s): Lioresal

Baclofen is used to treat muscle spasms caused by certain conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury/disease). It works by helping to relax the muscles.

Baclofen injection is used by patients who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate the side effects of baclofen taken by mouth.

Uses

  • muscle spasticity of cerebral origin
  • muscle spasticity of spinal origin

Usage Instructions

This medication is given by injection into the space around the spinal cord (intrathecally). It is usually given using a drug pump implanted under your skin. A health care professional will fill and refill the pump with medication.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

Do not stop treatment with this drug without consulting your doctor. If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may have serious withdrawal symptoms. See also Warning section. To prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions right away.

When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens, or if you have any signs of infection (such as fever, chills, redness/swelling/pain/warmth at the pump site).

Storage

Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.