SARAPIN® is an injectable analgesic indicated for the management of muscular or neuropathic pain that may be treated by local infiltration or nerve block.
SARAPIN®, which acts on the sensory nerves, has been used safely and effectively for pain management by physicians for over 70 years. Unlike Cortisone, which is known to carry some side effects such as elevation of blood pressure and weight gain, SARAPIN® is a biological medicine derived from the pitcher plant that has virtually no known side effects.
It works by stopping pain signals in the nerves of the spine where they exit the spinal column. It does not affect any other nerve or motor functions, nor is it affected by heat or cold. Because of its origins, SARAPIN® cannot be patented, which makes it a much more affordable drug than most other patented medications.
SARAPIN® can also be used as a trigger point injection. Toxicity tests have revealed that it is harmless, and no adverse events have ever been associated with the use of the analgesic throughout its 70 year history.
The pain syndromes most commonly treated with SARAPIN® include:
- Sciatic Pain
- Intercostal Neuralgia
- Alcoholic Neuritis
- Occipital Neuritis
- Brachial Plexus Neuralgia
- Meralgia Paresthetica
- Lumbar Neuralgia
- Trigeminal Neuralgia