Medication and Cerebral Palsy
Many people with cerebral palsy use medication to relieve spasticity and the other complications associated with cerebral palsy. For cerebral palsy patients, medicinal remedies and drug therapy regimens should involve communication between multiple health professionals. Furthermore, many medical professionals encourage those with cerebral palsy to supplement medication regimens with other forms of treatment and therapy—for instance, medication can be paired with physical therapy and surgery.
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What Medications Help Treat Cerebral Palsy Complications?
- Seizure medications: Medicinal treatments for seizures are based on the type and frequency of the patient’s seizures.
- Spasticity medications: The treatment of spasticity should involve multiple health professionals. The most common medications include:
- Dantrolene sodium (Dantrium), which is a muscle relaxant
- Diazepam (Valium), which is a muscle relaxant and sedative
- Baclofen (Lioresal): Baclofen, which decreases lower leg spasticity and can be taken orally or administered surgically with a Baclofen pump
- Botulinum toxin (Botox), which can be injected into muscles to relax them and potentially prevent surgical intervention
Michigan Birth Injury Lawyers Representing Clients with Cerebral Palsy
The birth trauma lawyers at Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys have decades of experience providing legal support to the families emotionally and financially burdened by a birth injury and are here to help you navigate your legal options. Contact our legal team today for a free case review and our Michigan birth injury attorneys will answer your legal questions, determine if medical malpractice caused your loved one’s injuries, and inform you of your legal options. Call us today at (888) 592-1857, complete our online contact form, or press the following button and we will set up your free legal consultation.