Pitcher Plant Extract Injections

In response to our current opioid crisis, both state and federal governments have declared a state of emergency. As a result, clinicians are faced with the challenge of identifying new products to add to their treatment options that can alleviate pain without the burden associated with prescribing narcotic medications. Patients are also concerned about choosing the best course of therapy, while simultaneously dealing with potentially-debilitating pain.

In a united effort to find answers to the opioid crisis, pharmacists and physicians are turning their attention back to homeopathic and natural treatments that do not present the same risk profile as opioids or even nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS).

One such natural medication is Sarraceniaceae purpura, or the Pitcher Plant. Pitcher plants are the largest group of carnivorous plants and Sarracenia is one of the largest pitcher plant genera. Formerly on the market as Sarapin™, the pitcher plant extract has been used for more than fifty years in alleviating the scope of pain, both from muscular and neuralgic origins. Pitcher plant is available in several dosage forms, including a sterile injectable formulation. Pitcher plant is an injectable analgesic which supports the management of muscular or neuropathic pain that may be treated by local infiltration or nerve block. It is commonly used to treat for mild causes of certain types of pain, including TMJ, trigger points, sciatic pain, intercostal neuralgia, lumbar and trigeminal neuralgia, certain types of eye pain, and lumbar pain. It is even utilized in the equine setting!

At Innovation Compounding, we sterilize and compound the Pitcher Plant extract injectable solution according to USP <797> guidelines. Each batch is tested for potency and sterility before being released to clinicians and patients. Ask one of our Doctors of Pharmacy about dosing strategies, clinical material, and how Pitcher Plant can benefit your practice and patients! Together, we can look to nature to provide non-narcotic , pain relief solutions!

Contact us here to learn more about Pitcher Plant injections or our other pain management options: pharmacist@innovationcompounding.com

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