Treatment Challenges Are Prevalent Among Patients With Severe Chronic Pain
The use of analgesics, including narcotics, is the most common treatment for chronic pain.1,2 However, patients may not tolerate the associated adverse events as their dosage level gradually increases, or may not have enough pain relief at a dosage level low enough to minimize side effects.1,3,4
Important Safety Information
PRIALT is contraindicated in patients with:
- A known hypersensitivity to ziconotide or any of its formulation components.
- Any other concomitant treatment or medical condition that would render IT administration hazardous, such as the presence of infection at the microinfusion injection site, uncontrolled bleeding diathesis, and spinal canal obstruction that impairs circulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
- A pre-existing history of psychosis.
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