Patients Starting on PRIALT
How is PRIALT administered?
PRIALT uses a process called “intrathecal therapy.” With PRIALT intrathecal therapy (IT), a pump is placed in the body with a line that delivers medication directly into the spinal fluid. The line can be placed close to where your specific injury or problem is located.
Finding the right dose
Your doctor will work with you to slowly increase your dose of PRIALT, to minimize possible side effects, until you reach a dose that may help get you closer to your pain relief goal. When starting PRIALT, you will need to visit your doctor often to find the dose that works for you. It is important to be patient; it may take time to find your dose. By staying in contact with your doctor, you are able to watch for side effects, identify any issues quickly, and better manage the treatment altogether.
A three-week study has shown that using a slower titration schedule with PRIALT may result in fewer serious adverse reactions.
Possible side effects
PRIALT may cause serious side effects, including:
- Psychiatric (mental) symptoms and problems thinking (confusion, memory problems, or speech difficulties).
- Meningitis (inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord) or other infections can happen if the infusion device becomes contaminated.
- Loss of consciousness or reduced mental alertness.
- Rare, but serious, muscle side effects.
The most common side effects of PRIALT may include:
- Uncontrolled eye movements
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