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Peptide pain drug originated from venomous sea snail. Side-effects nearly certain.

Ziconotide is the first drug in its group, introduced in (the UK in) 2006. It is an N-type calcium channel blocker.


Licensed for intra-thecal injection. For chronic pain.


The original molecule is the venom of the sea-snail Conus magus. The drug is a synthesised peptide.