Sarapin (Sarraceniaceae)



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.

Dosage And Administration:

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

Manufacturers’ Warnings In Clinical States:

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 infection.


50 ml Multiple Dose Vial.


CAUTION: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription.


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