Ziconotide, a non-narcotic pain reliever, treats severe chronic pain. Do not drink alcohol while taking ziconotide.
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Ziconotide Brand Names
Ziconotide may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Ziconotide Drug Class
Ziconotide is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Ziconotidedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Ziconotide and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Ziconotide falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Ziconotide should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Ziconotide should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take ziconotide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Ziconotide dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Ziconotide is available in the following doses:
- Ziconotide 100 Mcg/ml Intrathecal Solution
- Ziconotide 25 Mcg/ml Intrathecal Solution
Forms of Medication
Ziconotide is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution