2004 suplement 2

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Volume 13, suplement 2

Interdisciplinary problems of spasticity

Pharmacological treatment ofspasticity

DAGMARA MIROWSKA1,2, ANDRZEJ CZŁONKOWSKI1
1. Katedry i Zakładu Farmakologii Doświadczalnej i Klinicznej Akademii Medycznej w Warszawie
2. II Kliniki Neurologicznej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2004, suplement 2 (18), 29-33
Keywords: spasticity, skeletal muscle relaxants

Abstract

Aim. The authors present a brief review of the most popular pharmacological approaches to the therapy of spasticity.

Review. The treatment of spastic paresis is a difficult task for neurologists and physiotherapists. No uniform principles of pharmacological treatment have been developed so far. Basic pharmaceuticals administered locally, orally or intrathecally in the treatment of spasticity are discussed. The aims and principles of such treatment are outlined, as welt as recommendations for selection of appropriate drugs, and their effects.

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Andrzej Członkowski, Katedra i Zakład Farmakologii Doświadczalnej i Klinicznej
Akademii Medycznej, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-970 Warszawa, tel./fax: (22) 8262116