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would a 2 gram ingestion of baclofen typically require mechanical ventilation?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Baclofen overdose: Although 80 mg per day is a commonly accepted maximum, dosing up to 200 mg per day has been used safely and effectively. Baclofen is a great drug, but is also extremely deadly. The highest dose of baclofen ever recorded, 2 grams in a suicide attempt, btw patient has recovered. For Baclofen intoxication supportive care including mechanical ventilation is required. See your PCP ASAP.

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