Information Sheet on Baclofen-Related Overdoses

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Information Sheet on Baclofen-Related Overdoses

13-Dec-2017

Attached is a document providing a brief overview of baclofen-related overdoses.

Unfortunately baclofen-related overdoses are occurring in Saskatchewan and are occasionally resulting in ICU admissions.  Thanks to the assistance of Prince Albert and North Battleford healthcare providers, I was alerted to what appeared to be a possible trend.  With the help of MedSask and many reviewers, we were able to create the attached document for distribution.  My hope is to create an awareness of this issue, especially for those working in the ERs, as well as to encourage prescribers to limit the amount of baclofen they prescribe to appropriate amounts depending on the indication.

Submitted by: Garnet Matchett, Health Emergency Management Unit, Partnerships and Workforce Planning, Ministry of Health