Bupivacaine - Drug Information

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General Information on Bupivacaine

Generic Name : Bupivacaine

Pronunciation : Bu-pi-va-caine

Latest prescription information about Bupivacaine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y48.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics

Why is Bupivacaine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a local anesthetic, used for surgery and for obstetrical procedures. It blocks the nerve impulses that send pain signals to the brain.

When should Bupivacaine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in obstetrical paracervical block anesthesia and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category A :

Well-designed and sufficient studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy. These drugs are considered to be safe during pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Bupivacaine?

Epidural: The recommended dose range is 25 to 150mg (0.25 or 0.5% solution) as single dose.

How should Bupivacaine be taken?

It comes as an injection and administered as epidural or infiltration anesthesia.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bupivacaine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, heart disease, blood pressure problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Bupivacaine?

   Central Nervous System : Depression, restlessness, anxiety, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision and tremors.
   Heart : Heart block, slow/fast heart rate and low blood pressure.

What are the other precautions for Bupivacaine?

It should be administered by a well-trained healthcare provider who has experience in handling local anesthetic medications.

What are the storage conditions of Bupivacaine?

Normally handled and stored by healthcare providers in refrigerator.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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batch no 1713155
mfg date 03/2012
exp:- 08/2013
out of 10 pts 5have severe convulsions one pt devlop cardiac arrest with anawin heavy inj. in our centre.
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