A 57-year-old woman suffering from multiple sclerosis took an estimated 1500 mg of baclofen. She became deeply unconscious with generalized flaccid muscle paralysis and absent tendon reflexes. Toxicological analysis confirmed the presence of baclofen together with small amounts of paracetamol and glutethimide. Supportive therapy, including assisted ventilation for 3 days, led to complete recovery; anticonvulsant drugs were necessary for the treatment of grand mal fits. The clinical features and treatment of baclofen overdose are discussed.
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