Prescription Drug Coverage

Baclofen (Gablofen/Lioresal) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Baclofen, Lioresal or Gablofen. Learn more about Baclofen and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Baclofen

Brand name: Gablofen, Lioresal

Typical dosage: 10mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Baclofen is a medication used to treat muscle spasms. Baclofen is available as a generic oral tablet or as a name brand drug.

Baclofen is a medication typically used to treat muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury. The brand name equivalents of Baclofen include Gablofen and Lioresal.

Baclofen is taken up to 3 times daily for the most benefit. Baclofen blocks nerves in the brain that make muscles contract, which can help relax your muscles.

Common side effects include fatigue, insomnia, upset stomach, headache and constipation.

How much does Baclofen cost with Medicare?

Baclofen coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Baclofen?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Baclofen in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Baclofen include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Baclofen. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

You can take Baclofen with or without food. If Baclofen upsets your stomach, taking it with meals may help.

Call your doctor if you experience dizziness, extreme confusion, fatigue or a change in how often you urinate.

Some unsafe side effects have occurred while taking Baclofen. These side effects can happen all of a sudden. Call your doctor if you experience high fever, mental changes, increased muscle spasms or muscle stiffness.

Avoid stopping Baclofen suddenly without first talking to your doctor.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.


Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Baclofen. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.