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, damage to joints 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 types of muscle or nerve conditions commonly treated with Sarapin include:
- Sciatic Pain
- Hip Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Mid Back Pain
- Upper Back Pain
- Pain Between the Ribs
- Neck Pain
- Pain down the Arms
Sarapin vs. Cortisone
Sarapin and Cortisone are both used to reduce inflammation and provide pain management. They are also both recognized by the FDA and AMA, and both require prescriptions for treatments requiring injections.
However, Sarapin is a biological medicine, meaning it is acquired from a naturally occurring organism. Cortisone is a chemical medicine, created by a chemical process, which can be toxic. Sarapin is non-toxic and does not accumulate in the organs. The side effects of Cortisone may include thinning of the skin, bruising easily, weight gain, puffiness of the face, increase in blood pressure, cataract formation, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis (which is rare but can cause serious damage).
Sarapin, on the other hand, has no known side effects. It has no damaging or weakening effect on cartilages, bones, or tendons. This makes it possible to administer Sarapin treatments multiple times within a short period for maximum pain management.
Triluron® is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) for people who do not get enough relief from simple pain medications, exercises, and physical therapy. A clinical study has shown that Triluron® is an effective treatment option for patients with knee OA pain.
Triluron® is a solutions containing hyaluronate injected directly into your knee that acts like a lubricant and shock absorber. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in high amounts in your body’s joint tissue and joint fluid. It can provide long-lasting relief from OA knee pain in a clinical study in which patients were given 3 injections of of Triluron® once per week for 3 weeks.
How is Triluron® given? Your provider will inject Triluron® into your knee.
How many injections will I receive? You will receive a 3-injection regimen, with each injection given 1 week apart.
How soon will I feel pain relief? Your response may vary, depending on the severity of your OA, degree of pain, and pre-existing medical conditions.
How long will pain relief last? Three injections can provide most patients with long-lasting pain relief for up to 6 months. The duration of pain relief you experience may vary.
Can I repeat my treatment? Triluron® therapy can be safely repeated if your provider feels it is appropriate. Please consult with your provider to find out whether you can benefit from repeat treatment.
Can I take other medications? Triluron® has no known drug interactions. However, you should consult with your doctor before taking any other medications while being treated.
What about side effects? Local side effects can include joint swelling/pain, injection site pain, local skin reactions (rash, ecchymosis) and injection site warmth. Usually, these disappear within a few days of resting and/or applying ice.