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About Baclofen Pumps

About Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy

Intrathecal baclofen therapy may reduce severe spasticity. The programmable pump delivers medication to where it’s needed – the spinal cord. This treatment option is adaptable, if necessary reversible, and non-destructive.

For spasticity of spinal origin, chronic infusion of baclofen via a drug delivery pump should be reserved for patients unresponsive to oral baclofen or those who experience intolerable side effects at effective doses.

What Is It?

A baclofen pump (ITB Therapy) is a precise, targeted therapy used to reduce severe spasticity caused by a Multiple Sclerosis. It uses a programmable, battery-powered medical device that stores and delivers a prescription medication called baclofen. The device is surgically implanted in the abdomen and a thin, flexible silicone tube called a catheter is inserted near the spine and connected to the pump. More

Benefits and Risks

All treatment and outcome results are specific to the individual patient, and will form part of your consultation with your healthcare professional.

Please consult your healthcare professional for a full list of benefits, indications, precautions, clinical results, and other important medical information that pertains to ITB therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review some common questions and concerns about how a baclofen pump (ITB therapy) may help minimise severe spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This website is intended to be educational and is not to be used as a diagnostic tool. It is not intended to replace the information provided to you by your healthcare providers and does not constitute medical advice. The information may not be directly applicable for your individual clinical circumstance. Please talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.