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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this product if you have:
 
  • Epilepsy or a history of seizures
  • Mental illness of any kind
  • Any sort of infection
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Gablofen to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

It is not fully understood exactly how Gablofen works to treat spasticity. Gablofen is chemically similar to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical messenger in the central nervous system. The primary activity of GABA is to inhibit nerve signals, and Gablofen might have actions that are similar to GABA.
 
Giving Gablofen intrathecally delivers the medication directly into the spinal cord using a pump. This spares the rest of the body from the side effects of Gablofen to some extent.
 
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