Neurological Question #39


A client with a diagnosis of muscular sclerosis (MS) is prescribed baclofen (Lioresal). During instruction to the client, the nurse explains which of the following describes the preferred outcome of the drug?


  1. It will reduce the chance of getting viral infections.
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  2. It will help relieve muscular spasticity.
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  3. It will decrease depression.
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  4. It will help with insomnia.
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Baclofen is a centrally acting muscle relaxant with a main outcome of relieving muscle spasms that frequently occur with MS. Baclofen does not reduce chances of getting infections, it does not decrease depression, and sedation is an adverse effect.

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