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Baclofen And Pregnancy
I would like to get pregnant what would lyrica, 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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Really: Little information is available about the potential risks of using baclofen when pregnant. Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Also, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a pregnancy Category C rating. ...Read more
40mg of Baclofen at one time . I know it's too much but helps . I have no issues when I take it . Will it cause problems?
Caution:: The maximum daily dose of Baclofen should not exceed 80mg/day. It's usually given 3-4 times a day. Suggesting 27 mg 3 times a day. I do not recommend exceeding the recommended dose unless your physician has told you to do so. **Baclofen is a drug with many potential side effects. It should NOT be used for as a routine muscle relaxer. Should ONLY be used in patients with neurologic disease. ...Read more
What to do if I have been taking baclofen for about 7 weeks . So far nothing.. Does anybody know how long it takes to work?
Depends: But should be seeing something by now. May need dosage adjustment, change in medication or other treatment. If you haven't improved yet, time to return to doctor. ...Read more
Baclofen: You should drink plenty of water and rest for a day. Maximum toxic dose is way high than what you had taken. Do not repeat same mistake. ...Read more
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