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Generic Name: baclofen

Brand Names: Kemstro, Gablofen, Lioresal

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    Intrathecal Baclofen Withdrawal
  • Abrupt discontinuation of intrathecal baclofen may result in seizures, high fever, altered mental status, exaggerated rebound spasticity, and muscle rigidity; in rare cases, progression to rhabdomyolysis, multisystem organ failure, and death may occur.
  • Give careful attention to programming and monitoring of infusion system, refill scheduling and procedures, and pump alarms to prevent abrupt discontinuance. (See Warnings under Cautions.)
  • Advise patients and caregivers of the importance of keeping scheduled refill visits and of the early signs and symptoms of baclofen withdrawal.
  • Give special attention to patients at apparent risk for withdrawal (e.g., spinal cord injury at T6 level or above, communication difficulties, history of withdrawal symptoms from oral or intrathecal baclofen).

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