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Could Baclofen From An Implanted Pump Cause Transient Tachycardia
Autonomic dysfxn: Anyone receiving intrathecal Baclofen for spasticity likely also has autonomic dysfunction, including abnormalities in regulation of heart rate and blood pressure. Baclofen may decrease blood pressure and cause reflex tachycardia, but if given by a pump, should not cause fluctuating changes. See a sci specialist for evaluation; changes in posture, dehydration, anxiety or other condition possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baclofen pump: No. Just the opposite. A Baclofen pump malfunction means not enough Baclofen is getting into the spinal fluid and this leads to increased spasms. It is important to see the surgeon who placed the pump to avoid symptoms of withdrawal. Too much Baclofen leads to paralysis of the legs. ...Read more
Sir i got lower limb weekness since 2004 due to spine TB. it also causes spasticity. I'm using baclofen pump for spasm. how to recover? kindly help me
Only your treating -: -MD can answer. It's been 11 years,so he/her should be asked,as they have much more information to aid them. ...Read more
I want to know about Baclofen pump and phenol injection for Botox-resisted dystonia. Could they work on cervical dystonia and how much it costs?
I'm confused re.:: Not sure why you are asking question, as use of a Baclofen pump certainly does not require fasting. Furthermore, you provide no information as to why you needed pump, or your given diagnosis. There may be several complexities, so I think that further discussion is needed to provide best answers. ?Concierge visit? ...Read more
Implanted device: Baclofen pump is used to treat chronic spasticity of lower extremities not treatable with oral medications. The pump is a sophisticated self contained pump that can deliver small volumes of medications (Baclofen in this case) constantly at a programmable rate, into the spinal fluid compartment in the lumbar spine, via a small silastic (plastic tube). Everything is implanted under the skin. ...Read more
Comments: Since you do not describe the reasons for your question, will be generic. There is a risk of infection, so hygiene is critical. Vigorous sports, and falling could damage or disconnect the pump. Monitoring of whether full enough is important. Side effects may occur such as drowsiness, and driving could be impaired. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more
Avoid trauma to pump: Normal activity should not bother your pump. Avoid hitting the pump while things are healing up to avoid opening up of the incision or infection. If you notice any fever or drainage from the incisions contact your surgeon. The main concern with the pump is infection initially which would require pump removal. If the pump starts beeping, get it evaluated quickly to avoid Baclofen withdrawal ...Read more
I found...: ...the results of studies of baclofen use in people who had spinal cord or head injuries, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. In these studies, baclofen was administered by injecting the medicine into the space between the brain/spinal cord and the layers of protective tissue that surround them and found to be quite useful. I could not find any studies comparing this to DBS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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