Uses And Benefits
The uses for this medication are primarily centered around its ability to reduce muscle spasms. In addition to reducing spasms, baclofen also decreases stiffness and pain in the muscles. It is frequently used to help multiple sclerosis patients. The medication is particularly beneficial in the relief of flexor spasms in these individuals. It can also restore residual function in patients with reversible spasticity associated with this condition. This medication could be helpful for certain patients with Huntington's disease too. It is not recommended to treat Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, or strokes. However, baclofen may be useful for individuals with spinal cord injuries.
In addition to its approved uses, doctors may prescribe this medication on an 'off-label' basis. For example, it is a possible treatment for acid reflux. It may also be recommended to help individuals with alcohol use disorders. Patients should always ask their doctor about the risks and benefits of this medication for their health needs. This is especially important if it is being prescribed 'off-label.'
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