Medically Reviewed by HaVy Ngo, Pharm.D.

Last Reviewed: Jun 14, 2022

Drug Details

Generic Name:


Common Brands:

Ozobax, Gablofen, Lioresal (no longer available)  


Prescription only

Therapeutic Class:

Skeletal muscle relaxant


  • Orally - this guide will provide information on the oral dosage form
    • Oral tablet (10 mg, 20 mg)
    • Oral solution

  • Intrathecally - directly into the spinal cord


By mouth
Into the spinal cord

Therapeutic Uses:

This medication is an antispasmodic agent used to treat muscle spasticity, pain, and stiffness in multiple sclerosis patients, in addition to other spinal cord injuries and diseases

Controlled Status:

Not a controlled substance

What is Baclofen (Ozobax)?

Baclofen is an antispasmodic agent; it works as a muscle relaxer that acts directly on the spinal cord nerves to reduce their overactivity. As a result, the frequency and severity of muscle spasms improve for multiple sclerosis patients and those with spinal cord injury or disease. 

Who can take Baclofen (Ozobax)?

  • Adults
  • Children who are at least 12 years of age