Cerebral palsy medication can be an effective treatment method for many of the symptoms of this relatively common birth injury. Since the symptoms of cerebral palsy vary so much from person to person, so do the cerebral palsy medications to treat them.
Note – do not change medications without first consulting your doctor.
Cerebral Palsy Medication for Spasticity
Muscles affected by spasticity become rigid. This might lead to pain, contractures and the inability to complete many day-to-day tasks. Medications for spasticity include the used of Botox, which works by temporarily blocking the connections between the nerves and muscles. This temporarily relaxes the spastic muscles. Other cerebral palsy medications for spasticity include Baclofen (Lioresal), Zanaflex, Valium and Dantrium
Cerebral Palsy Medication for Seizures
About one third of all cerebral palsy cases have epilepsy, a condition that results in seizures. Treating seizures with medication can be tricky, since there is no “one size fits all” approach. Some effective medications for grand mal seizures (the most intense type) include arbamazepine Carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), valproic acid (Depakote), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), Lamotrigine (Lamictal) and more.
Cerebral palsy medication is only one piece of the puzzle when treating cerebral palsy. Physical therapy such as aquatherapy and even hippotherapy (therapeutic horse riding) is enormously effective for many people with cerebral palsy.
Get Legal Help
Cerebral palsy can sometimes be caused by negligent or improper medical care. If you think this may have happened in your case, call a nurse case manager at Sokolove Law today. A nurse case manager will be available to listen to your story and help you explore your options, which may include pursuing a birth injury lawsuit. There is no cost to you for us to represent you and your family in a birth injury lawsuit. Sokolove Law only gets paid if you receive money from your case. A birth injury lawsuit cannot only help pay for cerebral palsy medication and other treatments, it may also help prevent similar situations from happening to other families. Call today.