A regional Analgesic for control of pain of neuralgic origin.

For almost two centuries it has been known that the distillation of a suspension of powdered Sarracenia purpurea (Pitcher Plant) in alkaline solution produced a volatile base. In 1931it was observed by the late Dr. Bernard D. Judovich in what was known as the Intercostal Neuralgia Clinic of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital, that the distillate prepared in this manner was of value in relieving pain of neuralgic origin. Since that time, as a result of extensive chemical, pharmacologic and clinical investigation, a product of uniform proved potency has been derived and marketed under the name SARAPIN. It is difficult to explain the exact mechanism of the analgesic property of this unique product, just as previously the mechanism of the analgesic action of ASPIRIN was unknown. But we do know SARAPIN® has been used for more than fifty years in treating the scope of pain arising from muscular or neuralgic origin, and in all this time we have never known of a drug induced idiosyncrasy or untoward result. SARAPIN® is not only a useful tool for the physician, but is safe to use.

Historical Background



Following the observation that an aqueous solution derived from the pitcher plant was of value in relieving pain of neuralgic origin, the drug was used on a series of several thousand cases, and it became apparent.....
Therapeutic Indications


The painful syndromes most commonly encountered in general practice which are relieved by SARAPIN® treatment may be listed as........
Etiology


Before any treatment is undertaken for the relief of these painful conditions, attempts should be made to determine the causative factors. Among the causes of parietal neuralgia, Bates4 has found trauma, .....
Clinical Observations


Following extensive clinical experience with SARAPIN®, Dr. Bernard D. Judovich issued the first report of his findings in an article entitled "For the Relief of Pain, a Preliminary Report on a New Therapy.".....
Diagnosis


Pain of somatic origin may cause neuralgias of the shoulder, arms and legs or it may involve the nerves which supply the walls of.......
Anatomical Considerations


In the paragraphs which follow there is given a necessarily brief description of the basic technique involved in the control of parietal pain by means of injection........
General suggestions


1. A brief review of anatomy will facilitate nerve root injections.
2. Procedure should be gentle and ........
Dosage


The amount of SARAPIN® to be injected depends on the size and location of the area being treated.........
How supplied


SARAPIN® is supplied in 50 cc. multi-dose vials.........
Bibliography


The painful syndromes most commonly encountered in general practice which are relieved by SARAPIN® treatment may be listed as........

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