SARAPIN® is an injectable analgesic indicated for the management of muscular or neuropathic pain that may be treated by local infiltration or nerve block. The distillate of a suspension of powdered sarracenia purpurea (Pitcher Plant).
SARAPIN® can also be used as a trigger point injection. Toxicity tests revealed that SARAPIN® is harmless, and no adverse events have been associated with the use of SARAPIN® throughout its 70 year history.
Although the mechanism of action of SARAPIN® is unknown, its analgesic properties are thought to be the result of its selective effect on the C-type nerve fibers. This targeted action effectively manages pain by acting on the sensory nerves, without any effect on motor nerves, with no tissue destruction or systemic reactions, and without any change in skin sensation.