Pentosan Polysulfate (8 doses), Injectable
Injectables are not available for sale in California.
FDA approved for back pain and anti-inflamation. Works great for osteoarthritis, back pain, and recovery from injury. Taken as an injection twice weekly. Needles and syringes provided.
250 mg/ml, 8 doses
notes: This is an FDA approved medicine for decreasing bladder pain from cystitis. It has some effects similar to LMWH so it is contraindicated in patients on blood thinners, history of stroke, ulcers, aneurysms, and liver disease. In multiple human studies, it is showing great promise to decrease arthritic pain and decreased motion.
It is considered a DMOAD (Disease Modifying OsteoArthritis Drug) and helps with pain – particularly back and arthritis pain. In a study of 20 elderly patients with moderate arthritic knee pain, they received an injection per week for 6 weeks. Relief of symptoms was very quick. After these injections pain relief and good motion amazingly lasted for a full year. In Australia, a study of 114 patients (young and old) with severe arthritis, received a weekly injection for 4 weeks. Their range of motion and pain decreases were still significantly improved 20 weeks after cessation of therapy. Also, in Australia, it is often given to horses before intense training and competitions to lessen post-competition issues with pain and recovery.
references: “Sodium pentosan polysulfate resulted in cartilage improvement in knee osteoarthritis – An open clinical trial.” 2010 “Effects of pentosan polysulfate in osteoarthritis of the knee. A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled pilot study.” 2006.