Baclofen relaxes the back!
suppress hyperactive reflexes, acts on spinal cord (CNS), mechanism of action is unknown
i. drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, fatigue
ii. N, constipation, urinary retention
i. assess for spasms, pain, ROM, rigidity
ii. avoid alcohol and CNS depressants
iii. withdraw over 1-2 weeks
Dan (Dantrolene) and Pam (Diazapam) have a bad back.
Dantuine is hot and the atmosphere is bad for the liver!
acts directly on skeletal muscles to ↓spasticity, often associated with a significant
decrease in strength (evaluate positive vs. negative effects)
i. multiple sclerosis
ii. spinal cord injury
iii. cerebral palsy
***also malignant hyperthermia
i. hepatotoxicity - can be fatal
ii. muscle weakness
iii. drowsiness, diarrhea