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Condition: Chronic Pain
7/12/2014 3:03:02 PM

Reviewer: ripken, 35-44 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Prialt has been the best medicine to help me deal with my pain so far. My doctor is increasing my dosage very gradually. I have not had any extreme side effects like losing my mind or feeling suicidal but have experienced some of the others. However, the benefits of the drug outweigh the side effects by a longshot.

Condition: Chronic Pain
4/17/2013 12:01:51 AM

Reviewer: Zicontideguy, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Ziconotide (Prialt) patient since 2008. Diagnosed with CRPS in 2005, left leg amputated 2007 after work accident in 1999. When they 1st started with the pump, I encouraged them to increase it as fast as possible. Mistake, a few months into it, they had to cut it in half. That was down to 4ug per day,I am up to 17.291 as of March. Before this drug I was in horrible, horrible pain and strung out on ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Pain
7/30/2011 7:23:54 AM

Reviewer: chronicpainggrl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have not tried this BUT PLEASE report these side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Unless you do this nothing will be done with this drug, nothing will get done just by posting on here but helping others, you want it off the market, tell the FDA!!!!!!

Condition: Chronic Pain
7/29/2011 9:48:36 PM

Reviewer: carrriej, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication was a nightmare. It not only caused mental health issues, but caused neurological issues and increased pain. I had adhesive arachnoiditis and the side effects that Prialt was causing was believed to be my diagnosis until I went off Prialt. Caused nereve pain, loss of function from waist down(including bladder, bowel, and loss of feeling in leggs). I am now doing great with anot ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Pain
4/25/2011 5:58:33 PM

Reviewer: Rnomore, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medicine should be taken off the market! You can go psychotic while on it. Also, it seems most of the reviews from this and prialt (the same thing )many people have side effects of going crazy, severe memory loss, mania and suicidal thoughts... in which I wonder if there has been death related suicide due to this horrible stuff. I will never recommend or go on this medication again and I hope ... Show Full Comment

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