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I would like to get pregnant what would lyrica, (pregabalin) mirapex, fuerosemide, baclofen do to any pregnancy and which should I taper off first?

I would like to get pregnant what would lyrica, (pregabalin) mirapex, fuerosemide, baclofen do to any pregnancy and which should I taper off first?

Pregnancy & Drugs: It's always good to consider the effects or the potential effects of drugs during a pregnancy. However, it's never good to stop taking prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor so i recommend that you consult with the doctor(s) who prescribed these medications before discontinuing any of these medications. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does interthecal baclofen pump need to be removed/turned off in the event of pregnancy. Have had positive test dose results for spastic diplegia cp.

Does interthecal baclofen pump need to be removed/turned off in the event of pregnancy.  Have had positive test dose results for spastic diplegia cp.

No: Do not turn off an intrathecal Baclofen pump except for short periods (in an mri, e.g.). The amount of Baclofen that enters the bloodstream is negligible, so fetus is almost not exposed at all to baclofen. It is dangerous to completely turn off a Baclofen pump, this could result in serious or life-threatening spasticity. Talk to your doctor for more details of managing your pump. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: baclofen?

Please describe the medication: baclofen?

A muscle relaxant: Baclofen is used to reduce discomfort related to "muscle spasms" from a variety of causes. It is commonly used to treat spasticity - which is a constant "muscle spasm" commonly associated with prior brain and spinal cord injury. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the uses of baclofen?

Need expert help here. What are the uses of baclofen?

Baclofen: Baclofen is drug that can be given by mouth or by direct deliver to the spine by a pump that is implanted in the abdomen. The drug is typically used for spasticity, that is rigidity in the the muscles. It is sometimes used for pain control in trigeminal neuralgia, a type of facial pain. ...Read more

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Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Be careful: Both are muscle relaxants with different uses. Spasticity and severe spasm are treated with baclofen, while cyclobenzaprine is commonly used to treat milder spasm. ...Read more

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What is a baclofen pump?

What is a baclofen pump?

Baclofen pump: A Baclofen pump is a device that uses an intrathecal (meaning directly into the spinal fluid) method of delivering the medication baclofen. Baclofen is a medication used for spasticity. The pump (surgically placed under skin of the abdomen) stores and releases prescribed amounts of medicine through a catheter. ...Read more

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What is a baclofen pump and how installed?

What is a baclofen pump and how installed?

Infusion pump: The pump is placed in the abdominal wall and the catheter is placed intrathecally in the spine. It delivers the drug according to the needs of the patient. ...Read more

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Would a baclofen pump work in outer space?

Would a baclofen pump work in outer space?

No but the person : Would not survive either unless protected in a pressurized environment such as on the space station. Then it would function assuming it could withstand the g or gravity forces necessary to get into space intact -i don't think that was a requirement of the fda to obtain marketing approval. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for baclofen overdose?

What is the treatment for baclofen overdose?

Stop the drug : First stop the drug and treat symptoms including support of vital functions untill Baclofen effect is worn off. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Hejtmanek
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Baclofen (Definition)

Baclofen is used to reduce discomfort related to "muscle spasms" from a variety of causes. It is commonly used to treat spasticity - which is a constant "muscle spasm" commonly associated with prior brain ...Read more


Dr. Jane McMillan
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