When Other Treatment Options–Such as Narcotics and Systemic Analgesics–Fail
- Narcotics may have worked for you at first, but over time6,7:
- The dose you’d been taking wasn’t giving you the same amount of pain relief as before so your dose keeps increasing
- You may be getting pain relief from a narcotic, but you can’t tolerate the side effects
- Other treatment options are not working to relieve your pain
- If this sounds like you, you may be interested in learning about a different kind of pain reliever that’s not a narcotic
What Is PRIALT?
- PRIALT is delivered into your body by a specially designed pump (a procedure called intrathecal infusion)8
- It is the only non-narcotic intrathecal therapy approved for severe chronic pain8
- It is used to treat severe chronic pain in adults who cannot tolerate other treatments because of side effects, or when other treatments (like oral narcotics) are no longer providing enough pain relief 8
- Tell the doctor if you experience new or worsening muscle pain, soreness, weakness or if your urine is dark in color as this could be a sign of rare but serious muscle side effects.
- You should also tell the doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or if you are breast feeding.
- The most common side effects of PRIALT include dizziness, nausea, confusion and uncontrolled eye movements. These are not all the possible side effects of PRIALT. Talk to your doctor about any side effects you may be experiencing.
Click here for additional Important Safety Information, and please see full Prescribing Information, including BOXED Warning, and discuss with your doctor.
References: 6. Feinberg S, Leong M, Mueller K, et al. ACPA Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Medication & Treatment, 2013 Edition. Rocklin, CA: American Chronic Pain Association; 2013. http://www.theacpa.org/uploads/ACPA_Resource_Guide_2013_Final_011313.pdf. Accessed December 17, 2013. 7. Jovey RD, Ennis J, Gardner-Nix J, et al. Use of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic noncancer pain – a consensus statement and guidelines from the Canadian Pain Society, 2002. Pain Res Manag. 2003;8(Suppl A):3A-28A. 8. PRIALT [package insert]. Palo Alto, CA: Jazz Pharmaceuticals; February 2013.