15 patient evaluations for Baclofen intrathecal pump

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Apr 15, 2016 (Started Jul 30, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 590 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Medicine is dispensed automatically via an internal pump.  It gets refilled about every 12 weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 28, 2015 (Started Feb 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for The pump was implanted because I was unable to take the pill. It gave me severe headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: The pump has been great. I will have the meds increased my next visit because I have been feeling increased stiffness. I go to the Mayo Clinic which is 1 1/2hrs. away, but it's worth the trip. I have to go every three mos. I go to the ALS clinic every 6 mos. It is covered by my insurance

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Dec 1, 2014 (Started Aug 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 81 mcg One time
Advice & Tips: Don't be afraid to have your pump increased as needed

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May 24, 2012 (Started Sep 03, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weakness in legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Feb 26, 2012 (Started Sep 03, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weakness in legs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

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Apr 20, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Apr 5, 2012 (Started Dec 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weakness in legs, Dizziness with nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since getting this placed in Dec. 2011, my legs are not tight at all. im bendy! I cant walk though or stand, like I used to do,even if for a few feet,before this was placed. I relied on the tone aka spasticity to stand, so I traded it for not being able to walk at all but in more comfort. I miss being able to stand and use my legs. I now have muscle atrophy since my legs seem to just be limbs I dont need. but with my current UTI, tone has kicked in, even with the pump, and i hate it! My spasticity was severe enough to where strong adults would break out in a sweat just trying to bend my legs.

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Jan 7, 2012 (Started Mar 29, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 336 mcg Daily

Aug 31, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 336 mcg Daily

Feb 28, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 336 mcg Daily

Oct 23, 2008 (Started Mar 29, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 336 mcg Daily

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Feb 20, 2011 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 726 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 416 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 16, 2009 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 377 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Get it, it works.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 11, 2009 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 316 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 12, 2009 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg Daily

Dec 24, 2008 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Get the pump if you are very spastic. Easy to manage.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 17, 2008 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Get it. It is very useful.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Sep 3, 2010 (Started Jul 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.55 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I almost chose to not have this implanted based on how I felt during the trial. I am VERY glad that I opted to go ahead with the procedure. I feel so much better, more like my old self. This has managed my spasticity better than any oral medication that I have tried.

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

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