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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-90

Baclofen intoxication after accidental ingestion in a 3-year-old child


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, India

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Preeti Shanbag
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.51349

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Baclofen is a skeletal muscle relaxant, used to control spasticity in both adults and children with neuromuscular disorders. Several cases of baclofen overdose have been reported, but only a small number have involved children. We report a 3-year-old girl with accidental ingestion of baclofen, who presented with coma, bradycardia and hypotension. She recovered within 24 hours with supportive treatment. The case emphasizes the importance of warning parents about the potential toxicity of baclofen when the drug is prescribed to a family member.






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