Brand Names : Lioresal Intrathecal
Intrathecal baclofen (In-trah-THE-kal BAK-loe-fen) is used to help relax certain
muscles in your body. It relieves the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles
caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or
certain injuries to the spine. Intrathecal baclofen does not cure
these problems, but it may allow other treatment, such as physical therapy,
to be more helpful in improving your condition.
Intrathecal baclofen acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to produce
its muscle relaxant effects. Its actions on the CNS may also cause some of
the medicine's side effects.
This medicine is delivered by a drug pump directly into the spinal fluid
of your back. A doctor will surgically place the pump and monitor the dose
of the medication that is delivered by the pump. The dose of intrathecal baclofen
will be different for different patients and will depend on the type of muscle
tightness that you have.
Intrathecal baclofen is given only by or under the direct supervision of
a doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -