EXPAREL is an opioid-free medication that provides effective pain relief for patients recovering from surgery. One dose administered during surgery works for up to 72 hours. EXPAREL can reduce or even eliminate the need for an opioid-based medication during the post-operative period.
Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons offers EXPAREL to help patients experience a comfortable recovery without the use of a prescribed narcotic. Learn about your anesthesia and sedation options by visiting our Anesthesia page.
The Risk of Opioids
Many patients are given a prescription for an opioid-based medication as a way to manage their pain after surgery. However, many opioid prescriptions turn into abuse due to their addictive nature. 11.5 million Americans abused a prescribed opioid in 2016, according to the CDC.
Opioids can include a number of side effects, such as addiction, constipation, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, depression, confusion, and more. Opioid abuse can lead to symptoms up to and including death.
Benefits of EXPAREL
EXPAREL is a safe and non-narcotic way for patients to experience a comfortable recovery.
- No risk of dependence or withdrawal.
- One dose administered during surgery.
- Prescription pain medication may be reduced or even eliminated.
- Effective pain relief up to 72 hours after administration.
At Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we want our patients to experience exceptional care during and after their treatment. Contact our practice to learn more about having EXPAREL as a part of your treatment plan.