A trial of the antispastic drug baclofen was made in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Some patients noted reduction of tonus and spasticity; but others had no benefit, nor was the course of the disease altered by long-term administration of baclofen. No major side effects occurred.
Trazodone (150 mg to 400 mg) was administered to six depressed patients with significant sleep disturbances in an 8-week single-blind study design. Patients were evaluated psychologically by means of the Hamilton Rating Scales for Anxiety and Depression. Polysomnographic monitoring in the sleep laboratory was conducted at each of the time points… (More)
A double-blind, five-week, multicenter trial was conducted to compare the effect of baclofen, a unique amino acid derivative, with that of placebo in the treatment of 106 patients with spasticity secondary to multiple sclerosis. A spasticity assessment method that included a neurological examination, physicians' clinical impressions of changes during… (More)