Generic Name and Formulations:
Baclofen 10mg, 20mg; scored tabs.
Various generic manufacturers
Indications for Baclofen:
Spasticity associated with MS and spinal cord injury or disease.
5mg 3 times daily. Increase in increments of 5mg 3 times daily every 3 days if needed; max 80mg daily. Use lowest dose possible.
Impaired renal function. Beneficial spasticity. Stroke. Epilepsy. Avoid abrupt cessation. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Muscle relaxant (central).
Alcohol and other CNS depressants potentiated.
Transient drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, headache, hypotension, nausea, increased urinary frequency; seizures and hallucinations on abrupt withdrawal.
Formerly known under the brand names Kemstro, Lioresal.
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