Generic Name : Bupivacaine Pronunciation : Bu-pi-va-caine Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics ICD Code : Y48.3
India- Anawin Hea, Anawin Inj, Bupivac, Bupivacain, Bupivan, Marcain , Sensorcain.
International- Marcaine, Sensorcaine. Why it is 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 it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in obstetrical paracervical block anesthesia and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Epidural: The recommended dose range is 25 to 150mg (0.25 or 0.5% solution) as single dose. How it should be taken :
It comes as an injection and administered as epidural or infiltration anesthesia. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
Central Nervous System - Depression, restlessness, anxiety, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision and tremors.
Heart - Heart block, slow/fast heart rate and low blood pressure.
* It should be administered by a well-trained healthcare provider who has experience in handling local anesthetic medications. Storage Conditions :
Normally handled and stored by healthcare providers in refrigerator.
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