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What is the baclofen pump used for?

Baclofen is a muscle relaxant medicine commonly used to decrease spasticity related to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, or other neurological diseases.

Who puts in a baclofen pump?

The procedure is most commonly done under general anesthesia, but there are alternatives if needed. The surgeon will place the pump under the skin of your abdomen. One end of the catheter is then inserted into the fluid around the spinal cord, tunneled under the skin, and connected to the pump.

Is a baclofen pump an infusion pump?

ITB Therapy with Lioresal® Intrathecal (baclofen injection) for the management of severe spasticity uses an implantable infusion system to deliver precise amounts of Lioresal® Intrathecal (baclofen injection) directly to the intrathecal space via a surgically implanted infusion pump and catheter.

What is the baclofen pump?

A baclofen pump is a little machine that is placed under the skin of one side of the abdomen (belly) near the hip bone. It is used to deliver baclofen directly into the spinal canal.

What is a baclofen pump trial?

Baclofen pump implant process A trial is where a small dose of intrathecal baclofen is injected into the cerebral spinal fluid through a lumbar puncture. This gives a snap shot of what life may be like with the ITB pump.

Is baclofen bad for your heart?

4 It is concluded that the increases in blood pressure and heart rate produced by high doses of baclofen are of central sympathetic origin.

Are there any mechanical complications with a baclofen pump?

One of the other mechanical complications from a baclofen pump is a CSF leak,12,39,41,44 reported to occur in as many as 17% of implanted pumps in 1 study.41 The leaks may be short and resolve spontaneously or persistent and require patches or other interventions.

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Are there any side effects to taking baclofen?

It isbecauseof these prop- erties that high doses of oral baclofen are needed to achieve ther- apeutic goals and often lead to adverse effects.2 These adverse effects include sedation, nausea, dizziness, hypotension, confu- sion, and weakness.