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September 1981

Complications of Baclofen Withdrawal

Author Affiliations

From the Neurology Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dr Terrence), and the Department of Neurology, University of Pitts-burgh School of Medicine (Dr Fromm), Pittsburgh.

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(9):588-589. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510090082011

• In three patients taking baclofen on a long-term basis, hallucinosis and/or seizures developed with abrupt reduction of dose or discontinuation of baclofen therapy. These cases emphasize the advisability of tapering the dose of baclofen gradually after long-term administration.