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.
Contraindicated in obstetrical paracervical block anesthesia and hypersensitivity.
Epidural: The recommended dose range is 25 to 150mg (0.25 or 0.5% solution) as single dose.
It comes as an injection and administered as epidural or infiltration anesthesia.
• 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.
• 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.
Normally handled and stored by healthcare providers in refrigerator.