SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care I
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Baclofen, a lipophilic GABA agonist, is commonly used in spastic movement disorders like multiple sclerosis(MS). Its use as a muscle relaxant provides symptomatic relief to patients. Adverse effects include hallucinations, hypotension, hypothermia, bradycardia, seizures, coma and death. We present a case of a pt w/ MS who overdosed on baclofen. An unusual therapy historically used in veterinary medicine, intravenous lipid emulsion, was administered after her presentation with favorable results.