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Gablofen

When and How to Receive This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Gablofen include the following:
 
  • This medication is given through a pump directly into the intrathecal space surrounding the spinal cord. This method is reserved for severe cases of spasticity; milder cases can be treated with oral baclofen.
 
  • At least initially, this medication is usually given slowly at a continuous rate throughout the day. However, as time goes by, your healthcare provider may decide to put you on a more complicated pump schedule, with higher doses given at times of the day when you typically experience more spasticity.
 
  • Dose adjustments should typically be done gradually. A sudden need for a large increase in dosage usually indicates a problem with the pump or the tubes, rather than an actual need to change the amount of the medication.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be given as prescribed.
 

Dosing Information for Gablofen

The dose of Gablofen your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How you respond to Gablofen
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Gablofen Dosage for more information.)
 

Withdrawal

Although it is not a narcotic and is not an addictive medication, Gablofen can cause severe withdrawal symptoms if stopped too quickly. In fact, severe cases can be fatal. Do not stop using Gablofen without your healthcare provider's approval and supervision (see Baclofen Withdrawal).
 
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