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Bupivacaine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . 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
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Bupivacaine

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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.

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When should Bupivacaine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in obstetrical paracervical block anesthesia and hypersensitivity.

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 for Bupivacaine?

Normally handled and stored by healthcare providers in refrigerator.


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