ziconotide (Rx)

Brand and Other Names:Prialt
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

intrathecal injection

  • 25mcg/mL
  • 100mcg/mL

Chronic Pain

2.4 mcg/day intrathecal (IT), (0.1 mcg/hour)

Titrate up by 2.4 mcg/day at intervals 2-3 times per week or less if necessary; no more than 19.2 mcg/day (0.8 mcg/hour) by Day 21

Administration

Use in only the Medtronic SynchroMed® EL or SynchroMed® II Infusion System or Simms Deltec Micro® External Microinfusion Device & Catheter

Medtronic Devices: Only the 25 mcg/mL undiluted solution is used for naive pump priming & initial pump fill

Simms Deltec Device: use 5 mcg/mL Prialt diluted in NS

See manufacturer's package inserts for details

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Cognitive functions, mood alterations

Safety/efficacy not established

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              • calcium/magnesium/potassium/sodium oxybates

                calcium/magnesium/potassium/sodium oxybates, ziconotide. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death may result if coadministered. Reserve concomitant prescribing of these drugs in patients for whom other treatment options are inadequate. Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required. Monitor closely for signs of respiratory depression and sedation.

              • metoclopramide intranasal

                ziconotide, metoclopramide intranasal. Either increases effects of the other by Other (see comment). Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Comment: Avoid use of metoclopramide intranasal or interacting drug, depending on importance of drug to patient.

              • sodium oxybate

                sodium oxybate, ziconotide. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death may result if coadministered. Reserve concomitant prescribing of these drugs in patients for whom other treatment options are inadequate. Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required. Monitor closely for signs of respiratory depression and sedation.

              Monitor Closely (170)

              • albuterol

                ziconotide increases and albuterol decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • alfentanil

                alfentanil and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • alprazolam

                alprazolam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • amitriptyline

                amitriptyline and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • amobarbital

                amobarbital and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • amoxapine

                amoxapine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • apomorphine

                apomorphine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • arformoterol

                ziconotide increases and arformoterol decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • aripiprazole

                aripiprazole and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • armodafinil

                ziconotide increases and armodafinil decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • azelastine

                azelastine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • baclofen

                baclofen and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • belladonna and opium

                belladonna and opium and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • benperidol

                benperidol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • benzphetamine

                ziconotide increases and benzphetamine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • brexanolone

                brexanolone, ziconotide. Either increases toxicity of the other by sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • brompheniramine

                brompheniramine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • buprenorphine

                buprenorphine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • buprenorphine buccal

                buprenorphine buccal and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • butabarbital

                butabarbital and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • butalbital

                butalbital and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • butorphanol

                butorphanol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • caffeine

                ziconotide increases and caffeine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • carbinoxamine

                carbinoxamine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • carisoprodol

                carisoprodol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • cenobamate

                cenobamate, ziconotide. Either increases effects of the other by sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • chloral hydrate

                chloral hydrate and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • chlordiazepoxide

                chlordiazepoxide and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • chlorpheniramine

                chlorpheniramine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • chlorpromazine

                chlorpromazine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • chlorzoxazone

                chlorzoxazone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • cinnarizine

                cinnarizine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • clemastine

                clemastine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • clobazam

                ziconotide, clobazam. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Concomitant administration can increase the potential for CNS effects (e.g., increased sedation or respiratory depression).

              • clomipramine

                clomipramine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • clonazepam

                clonazepam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • clorazepate

                clorazepate and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • clozapine

                clozapine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • codeine

                codeine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • cyclizine

                cyclizine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • cyclobenzaprine

                cyclobenzaprine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • cyproheptadine

                cyproheptadine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dantrolene

                dantrolene and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • desipramine

                desipramine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dexchlorpheniramine

                dexchlorpheniramine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dexfenfluramine

                ziconotide increases and dexfenfluramine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dexmedetomidine

                dexmedetomidine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dexmethylphenidate

                ziconotide increases and dexmethylphenidate decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dextroamphetamine

                ziconotide increases and dextroamphetamine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dextromoramide

                dextromoramide and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • diamorphine

                diamorphine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • diazepam

                diazepam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • diethylpropion

                ziconotide increases and diethylpropion decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • difenoxin hcl

                difenoxin hcl and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dimenhydrinate

                dimenhydrinate and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • diphenhydramine

                diphenhydramine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • diphenoxylate hcl

                diphenoxylate hcl and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dipipanone

                dipipanone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dobutamine

                ziconotide increases and dobutamine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dopamine

                ziconotide increases and dopamine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dopexamine

                ziconotide increases and dopexamine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • doxepin

                doxepin and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • doxylamine

                doxylamine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • droperidol

                droperidol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • ephedrine

                ziconotide increases and ephedrine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • epinephrine

                ziconotide increases and epinephrine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • epinephrine racemic

                ziconotide increases and epinephrine racemic decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • esketamine intranasal

                esketamine intranasal, ziconotide. Either increases toxicity of the other by sedation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              • estazolam

                estazolam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • ethanol

                ethanol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • fenfluramine

                ziconotide increases and fenfluramine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • fluphenazine

                fluphenazine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • flurazepam

                flurazepam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • formoterol

                ziconotide increases and formoterol decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • haloperidol

                haloperidol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • hydromorphone

                hydromorphone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • hydroxyzine

                hydroxyzine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • iloperidone

                iloperidone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • imipramine

                imipramine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • isoproterenol

                ziconotide increases and isoproterenol decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • ketamine

                ketamine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • ketotifen, ophthalmic

                ketotifen, ophthalmic and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • lasmiditan

                lasmiditan, ziconotide. Either increases effects of the other by sedation. Use Caution/Monitor. Coadministration of lasmiditan and other CNS depressant drugs, including alcohol have not been evaluated in clinical studies. Lasmiditan may cause sedation, as well as other cognitive and/or neuropsychiatric adverse reactions.

              • lemborexant

                lemborexant will increase the level or effect of ziconotide by sedation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Dosage adjustment may be necessary if lemborexant is coadministered with other CNS depressants because of potentially additive effects.

              • levalbuterol

                ziconotide increases and levalbuterol decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • levorphanol

                levorphanol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • lisdexamfetamine

                ziconotide increases and lisdexamfetamine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • lofepramine

                lofepramine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • lofexidine

                lofexidine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • loprazolam

                loprazolam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • lorazepam

                lorazepam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • lormetazepam

                lormetazepam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • loxapine

                loxapine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • loxapine inhaled

                loxapine inhaled and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • lurasidone

                lurasidone, ziconotide. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Potential for increased CNS depressant effects when used concurrently; monitor for increased adverse effects and toxicity.

              • maprotiline

                maprotiline and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • marijuana

                marijuana and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • melatonin

                melatonin and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • meperidine

                meperidine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • meprobamate

                meprobamate and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • metaproterenol

                ziconotide increases and metaproterenol decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • metaxalone

                metaxalone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • methadone

                methadone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • methamphetamine

                ziconotide increases and methamphetamine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • methocarbamol

                methocarbamol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • methylenedioxymethamphetamine

                ziconotide increases and methylenedioxymethamphetamine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • midazolam

                midazolam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • midazolam intranasal

                midazolam intranasal, ziconotide. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Concomitant use of barbiturates, alcohol, or other CNS depressants may increase the risk of hypoventilation, airway obstruction, desaturation, or apnea and may contribute to profound and/or prolonged drug effect.

              • midodrine

                ziconotide increases and midodrine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • mirtazapine

                mirtazapine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • modafinil

                ziconotide increases and modafinil decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • morphine

                morphine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • motherwort

                motherwort and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • moxonidine

                moxonidine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • nabilone

                nabilone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • nalbuphine

                nalbuphine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • norepinephrine

                ziconotide increases and norepinephrine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • nortriptyline

                nortriptyline and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • olanzapine

                olanzapine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • opium tincture

                opium tincture and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • orphenadrine

                orphenadrine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • oxazepam

                oxazepam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • oxycodone

                oxycodone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • oxymorphone

                oxymorphone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • paliperidone

                paliperidone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • papaveretum

                papaveretum and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • papaverine

                papaverine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • pentazocine

                pentazocine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • pentobarbital

                pentobarbital and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • perphenazine

                perphenazine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • phendimetrazine

                ziconotide increases and phendimetrazine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • phenobarbital

                phenobarbital and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • phentermine

                ziconotide increases and phentermine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • phenylephrine

                ziconotide increases and phenylephrine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • phenylephrine PO

                ziconotide increases and phenylephrine PO decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor. .

              • pholcodine

                pholcodine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • pimozide

                pimozide and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • pirbuterol

                ziconotide increases and pirbuterol decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • primidone

                primidone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • prochlorperazine

                prochlorperazine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • promethazine

                promethazine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • propofol

                propofol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • propylhexedrine

                ziconotide increases and propylhexedrine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • protriptyline

                protriptyline and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • quazepam

                quazepam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • quetiapine

                quetiapine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • ramelteon

                ramelteon and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • risperidone

                risperidone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • salmeterol

                ziconotide increases and salmeterol decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • scullcap

                scullcap and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • secobarbital

                secobarbital and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • sevoflurane

                sevoflurane and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • shepherd's purse

                shepherd's purse and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • sufentanil

                sufentanil and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • tapentadol

                tapentadol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • temazepam

                temazepam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • terbutaline

                ziconotide increases and terbutaline decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • thioridazine

                thioridazine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • thiothixene

                thiothixene and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • topiramate

                topiramate and ziconotide both increase sedation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              • tramadol

                tramadol and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • trazodone

                trazodone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • triazolam

                triazolam and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • triclofos

                triclofos and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • trifluoperazine

                trifluoperazine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • trimipramine

                trimipramine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • triprolidine

                triprolidine and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • xylometazoline

                ziconotide increases and xylometazoline decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • yohimbine

                ziconotide increases and yohimbine decreases sedation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • ziprasidone

                ziprasidone and ziconotide both increase sedation. Use Caution/Monitor.

              Minor (28)

              • alfentanil

                ziconotide, alfentanil. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • belladonna and opium

                ziconotide, belladonna and opium. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • buprenorphine

                ziconotide, buprenorphine. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • buprenorphine buccal

                ziconotide, buprenorphine buccal. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • butorphanol

                ziconotide, butorphanol. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • codeine

                ziconotide, codeine. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • dextromoramide

                ziconotide, dextromoramide. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • diamorphine

                ziconotide, diamorphine. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • difenoxin hcl

                ziconotide, difenoxin hcl. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • diphenoxylate hcl

                ziconotide, diphenoxylate hcl. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • dipipanone

                ziconotide, dipipanone. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • eucalyptus

                eucalyptus and ziconotide both increase sedation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • hydrocodone

                ziconotide, hydrocodone. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • hydromorphone

                ziconotide, hydromorphone. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • levorphanol

                ziconotide, levorphanol. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • meperidine

                ziconotide, meperidine. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • methadone

                ziconotide, methadone. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • morphine

                ziconotide, morphine. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • nalbuphine

                ziconotide, nalbuphine. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • opium tincture

                ziconotide, opium tincture. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • oxycodone

                ziconotide, oxycodone. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • oxymorphone

                ziconotide, oxymorphone. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • papaveretum

                ziconotide, papaveretum. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • pentazocine

                ziconotide, pentazocine. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • sage

                sage and ziconotide both increase sedation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • sufentanil

                ziconotide, sufentanil. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • tapentadol

                ziconotide, tapentadol. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

              • tramadol

                ziconotide, tramadol. Mechanism: unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive decreased GI motility. Additive analgesia. Ziconotide does NOT potentiate opioid induced respiratory depression.

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              Adverse Effects

              >10%

              Abnormal gait (14%)

              Abnormal vision (12%)

              Anorexia (10%)

              Asthenia (22%)

              Ataxia (14%)

              Confusion (15%)

              Diarrhea (18%)

              Headache (13%)

              Hypertonia (11%)

              Memory impairment (12%)

              Nausea (40%)

              Somnolence (17%)

              Vomiting (16%)

              Frequency Not Defined

              Anxiety

              Aphasia

              Dysesthesia

              Fever

              Hallucinations

              Nervousness

              Nystagmus

              Paresthesia

              Speech disorder

              Vertigo

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              Warnings

              Black Box Warnings

              Severe psychiatric symptoms and neurologic impairment may occur during treatment with ziconotide. Patients with a preexisting history of psychosis should not be treated with ziconotide.

              All patients should be monitored frequently for evidence of cognitive impairment, hallucinations, or changes in mood or consciousness. Ziconotide therapy can be interrupted or discontinued abruptly without evidence of withdrawal effects in the event of serious neurologic or psychiatric signs or symptoms.

              Contraindications

              Hypersensitivity

              History of psychosis

              IV administration

              IT administration to patients with uncontrolled bleeding, infection at the injection site, spinal obstruction that impairs CSF circulation

              Cautions

              IT administration only

              Possibility of severe psychiatric & neurological complications

              • Risk of severe or worsening depression w/ suicide risk in susceptible pts
              • Monitor for cognitive impairment, hallucinations & mood swings
              • Can be interrupted or discontinued abruptly without withdrawal effects

              Possibility of meningitis & other infections

              Levels of serum creatinine kinase may increase

              Pregnancy, lactation

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              Pregnancy & Lactation

              Pregnancy Category: C

              Lactation: Excretion into breast milk unknown; discontinue drug or do not nurse

              Pregnancy Categories

              A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

              B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

              C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

              D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

              X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

              NA: Information not available.

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              Pharmacology

              Mechanism of Action

              Putative calcium channel blocker, synthetic conopeptide; binds to N-type voltage sensitive calcium channels located in nociceptive afferent nerves of the dorsal horn in the spinal cord

              Not an opioid and does not bind to opioid receptors

              Distribution

              Protein Bound: 50%

              Vd: 140 mL

              Metabolism

              Metabolism: by peptidases outside of CSF

              Metabolites: small peptides/amino acids

              Elimination

              Half-life: 1-1.6hr in plasma (IV); 2.9-6.5hr in CSF (IT)

              Excretion: Urine (<1%)

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              Patient Education
              ziconotide intrathecal

              ZICONOTIDE - INJECTION

              (zye-KON-oh-tide)

              COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Prialt

              WARNING: Severe mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, depression, hallucinations, decreased alertness) may occur in some patients. This medication should not be used if you have a history of certain mental disorders (e.g., psychosis) because it increases the risk of those side effects. (See also Side Effects, Precautions sections.)

              USES: This medication is a non-opioid pain reliever that is used to treat ongoing pain when other treatments or medications cannot control your pain. Ziconotide works by blocking the nerves in the spinal cord that send pain signals. It decreases ongoing pain caused by cancer, AIDS, failed back surgery, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, and other causes.

              HOW TO USE: Read the instruction manual and directions that come with your infusion pump. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is injected, usually continuously, into the spinal fluid (intrathecal) using a small pump or as directed by your doctor. To decrease the risk of side effects, treatment is usually started slowly and then gradually increased to the best dose for you. Your dose is based on your condition and response to therapy.This medication should not be given into a vein (IV) or under the skin. It can cause fainting due to a dangerous drop in blood pressure if it is accidentally given into a vein.If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.To prevent infection, learn how to handle the infusion pump, and learn proper care of the injection site. Call your doctor right away if there is any sign of infection around the injection site (e.g., swelling, redness, tenderness). See also Side Effects section.Contact your doctor or pharmacist to set up a schedule for refilling your pump.Inform your doctor if your pain persists or worsens.

              SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, headache, and weakness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: decreased alertness (unresponsiveness), confusion, memory problems, mental/mood changes (e.g., anxiety, depression, hallucinations, thoughts of suicide), new or worsening muscle pain/soreness, numbness/tingling, trouble speaking/swallowing, difficult/unsteady walking, trouble urinating, dark urine, vision changes.A very serious infection (meningitis) may occur if the site of your infusion or the solution going into your spinal cord becomes contaminated. Symptoms of meningitis include mental changes (e.g., extreme drowsiness, confusion), high fever, seizures, severe headache, stiff neck, nausea, and vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these unlikely but very serious side effects occur.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but get medical help right away if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

              PRECAUTIONS: Before using ziconotide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: mental/mood disorders (such as depression, psychosis, thoughts of suicide), regular/long-term use of opioid medication.This medication is not an opioid (morphine-like drug). If you have been using an opioid (e.g., codeine, hydrocodone, morphine) regularly for more than a few weeks, or if it has been used in high doses, you may be dependent on it. In such cases, if you suddenly stop the opioid, withdrawal reactions may occur. This medication will not prevent withdrawal reactions from opioids. When stopping extended, regular treatment with opioids, gradually reducing the dosage as directed will help prevent withdrawal reactions. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially confusion.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk, and it is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

              DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: "water pills" (e.g., furosemide, thiazide diuretics).Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using other products that cause drowsiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone), alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), or antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine).Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

              OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

              NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., CK levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.Do not share this medication with others.

              MISSED DOSE: Not Applicable.

              STORAGE: Store in the refrigerator between 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C) away from light and moisture at all times, including during transport. After being mixed with saline, it may be refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Do not freeze. Keep all medications away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

              Information last revised September 2021. Copyright(c) 2021 First Databank, Inc.

              IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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