What is Baclofen Pump Implantation?

Category: Surgeries

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The baclofen pump is a device that is surgically implanted under the skin to deliver the drug baclofen directly to the spinal cord. Baclofen is a skeletal muscle relaxant used to reduce severe spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Patients
Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Baclofen Pump Implantation

Side effect Patients
Spinal tap headache 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Baclofen Pump Implantation

Dosage Patients
one time 1

Duration

Currently having Baclofen Pump Implantation

Duration Patients
1-2 years 1

Stopped having Baclofen Pump Implantation

Duration Patients
0-1 month 8

Adherence


Always
Patients
2
67%
Usually
Patients
0
0%
Sometimes
Patients
0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
1
33%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
0
0%
A little hard to take
Patients
0
0%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
3
100%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
33%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
2
67%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Baclofen Pump Implantation.