EXPAREL provides long-lasting pain relief so you can avoid opioids after surgery

EXPAREL starts working during your surgery—before you feel pain.

Are you concerned about opioids? Do you want to get back to normal life as soon as possible? Talk to your doctor about your needs at your consultation, before you go in for surgery.

Why EXPAREL may be right for you

Opioids and narcotics—these are different names for the same prescription painkillers, with the same risks.

Long-lasting EXPAREL helps reduce or avoid the need for opioids after surgery.

Learn about your options for postsurgical pain relief

EXPAREL can provide relief in many kinds of surgery, including…

General surgery
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Colon, Stomach, Hernia, Kidney, Weight loss
Orthopedic surgery
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Knee, Hip, Spine, Foot, Ankle, Shoulder, Hand
Oral surgery
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Wisdom teeth, Jaw
OB-GYN/Breast surgery
OB-GYN / BREAST SURGERY
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Hysterectomy, Fibroid, Breast, C-section (Cesarean section)
Don't see your surgery here? EXPAREL may still be an option, talk to your doctor to learn more.
Male nurse assists female patient in postsurgical physical therapy for knee arthroplasty
Male nurse assists female patient in postsurgical physical therapy for knee arthroplasty

You have a say in how your pain is treated after surgery.

Everyone experiences pain differently. Have a discussion with your doctor before the procedure to make a pain management plan that meets your needs.
  • Women experience pain differently than men—what could this mean for you?
  • Do you need to get moving or get back to work as soon as possible after surgery? Side effects from some pain medication could keep you off your feet longer than you expect.
  • Worried about your family having access to opioids/narcotics? Drug exposure often starts at home.
  • Are you an oncology patient? Avoiding opioids/narcotics may benefit your recovery.

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Male nurse assists female patient in postsurgical physical therapy for knee arthroplasty
Male nurse assists female patient in postsurgical physical therapy for knee arthroplasty