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?
- It will reduce the chance of getting viral infections.
- It will help relieve muscular spasticity.
- It will decrease depression.
- It will help with insomnia.
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.