This medication is a local anesthetic agent, prescribed for acute pain management and for blocking the generation and conduction of nerve impulses that send signal to the brain. It blocks nerve impulses, which help to numb the paining area.
Dosage is based on patients condition and response to therapy.
It comes as a solution for injection, administered by a healthcare provider in the epidural space of the spine or around peripheral nerves.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergies, liver, kidney, heart diseases, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, slow heart rate, fever, chills, pain, postoperative complications, stuffy nose, reduced sensation, anemia, tingling, headache, itching and back pain.
Central Nervous System: Change in speaking ability, numbness, mental/mood changes and dizziness.
Heart: Chest Pain and irregular heart beat.
Skin : Itching.
Eye: Blurred vision.
Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting.
Genitourinary: Absence of urination and urine retention.
A test dose is recommended prior to this medication.
Store it at room temperature (20-25° C) and keep away from light.
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