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*There are 2 different doses of ORILISSA: 150 mg (taken once a day) or 200 mg (taken twice a day). Only the 200 mg dose was proven to work for pain with sex.
The program, made up of two 6-month clinical studies, showed that ORILISSA reduces endometriosis pain. It studied the two doses of ORILISSA (150 mg and 200 mg) against placebo in:
With moderate to
severe endo pain
The results below specifically show the measurements we took at 3 months. Both of the studies in the program had similar results. So to get right into it, here are the results from study #1:
These women achieved a reduction in their pain without increasing their use of painkillers.†
†Painkillers taken by women in the clinical studies included opioids (hydrocodone with acetaminophen) or naproxen.
These women achieved a reduction in their pain without increasing their use of painkillers.§
§Painkillers taken by women in the clinical studies included opioids (hydrocodone with acetaminophen) or naproxen.
Do your own research. Don’t let other people dictate what treatment you should or shouldn’t take. Talk to your gynecologist about ORILISSA. See if it works for you.”
No, ORILISSA is not a painkiller. Painkillers work by either blocking pain messages in the brain or by reducing inflammation (depending on the type of painkiller). ORILISSA was made for endometriosis pain. It works by dialing down estrogen (which is what fuels endometriosis pain).
Also, some painkillers are taken as needed, rather than every day. ORILISSA must be taken every day, even if you’re feeling better. It’s important to take ORILISSA exactly as your doctor prescribed.
Placebo is a pill with no active medicine—and it’s pretty important when it comes to clinical studies. Because testing against placebo can help assess the difference between taking ORILISSA vs not taking ORILISSA.