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A sterile aqueous solution of soluble salts of the volatile bases from Sarraceniaceae (Pitcher Plant). Benzyl Alcohol 0.75%.


The painful syndromes most commonly encountered in general practice which are relieved by SARAPIN treatment are as follows:

Sciatic Pain

Intercostal Neuralgia

Alcoholic Neuritis

Occipital Neuritis

Brachial Plexus Neuralgia

Meralgia Paresthetica

Lumbar Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia


These and allied conditions may be treated with success in a majority of cases by nerve block or local infiltration:

Paravertebral -- Careful localization of the zone of tenderness permits a determination of the corresponding trunk levels to be injected.

Perineural -- In some instances, as in sciatica, the affected nerve can be injected at a site distant from its origin.

Local Infiltration -- Multiple injections throughout an area of tenderness provide for diffusion into all the affected parts.


Paravertebral Injections

Cervical ..... 2-3 ml

Dorsal ..... 5-10 ml

Lumbar ..... 5-10 ml

Sacral ..... 3-5 ml

Caudal Canal ..... 10 ml

Sciatic Nerve ..... 10 ml

Local Infiltration ..... 5-10 ml


Withdraw plunger of syringe to make sure the needle point is not in a blood vessel.


Procedure should be gentle and unhurried.

SARAPIN is intended only for professional use. Its successful employment depends upon a thorough knowledge of the anatomy involved.

Adverse Reactions

Patients should be maintained in a recumbent position for 10 to 15 minutes following injection. A local sensation is to be expected, limited to the distribution of the nerve injected, and usually appearing as a temporary feeling of heaviness, although some cases will feel heat or a transitory aggravation of symptoms.


SARAPIN is non-toxic, has no side effects other than above and is contraindicated only in areas of local infection.

How Supplied

50 ml Multiple Dose Vial.


Store at room temperature (59°-86°F)

CAUTION: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription.


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Further information

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