Indications for: Baclofen
Spasticity associated with MS and spinal cord injury or disease.
Initially 5mg 3 times daily. Increase in increments of 5mg 3 times daily every 3 days if needed; up to max 80mg daily. Use lowest dose possible.
Beneficial spasticity. Stroke. Epilepsy. Avoid abrupt cessation. Impaired renal function. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Muscle relaxant (central).
Additive CNS depression with alcohol, other CNS depressants.
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.