Getting Started on PRIALT
- PRIALT is injected into the spinal fluid (intrathecal infusion) using a specially designed pump that is implanted inside your body by a doctor8
- A study has shown that using a slower titration schedule with PRIALT may result in fewer serious adverse reactions and discontinuations8
- Your doctor may start you on PRIALT, and your dose may be increased slowly over time depending on your response8
- Your doctor may adjust your PRIALT dose8:
- To find the effective dose for your pain
- To help minimize possible side effects
Finding the Right Dose
- The right dose can be different for everyone
- It may take a little while for you and your doctor to find the dose that works for you
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.
- Meningitis (inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord) or other infections can happen if the infusion device becomes contaminated. Tell your doctor right away if you have fever, headache, stiff neck, changes in mental status (feeling tired, confused, disoriented), nausea, vomiting, and/or seizures as these may be symptoms of developing meningitis.
- PRIALT may cause unconsciousness or reduced mental alertness. Avoid activities where you need to be alert, awake, and have full control of your body (activities like operating machinery or driving a car) during treatment with PRIALT.
Click here for additional Important Safety Information, and please see full Prescribing Information, including BOXED Warning, and discuss with your doctor.
Reference: 8. PRIALT [package insert]. Palo Alto, CA: Jazz Pharmaceuticals; February 2013.