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Common muscle relaxant causes severe confusion in patients with kidney disease

19:00 EST 8 Nov 2019 | AAAS

(University of Western Ontario) One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant.A new study has shown that patients with kidney dysfunction who were prescribed a high dose of the drug baclofen, were more likely to be admitted to hospital for disorientation and confusion, than those who weren't prescribed the drug.

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