Ropivacaine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Ropivacaine

Generic Name : Ropivacaine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Ropivacaine are provided here.

Pronunciation : roe-PI-va-kane

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Ropivacaine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y48.3 Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ropivacaine

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Why is Ropivacaine Prescribed? (Indications)

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.

When should Ropivacaine not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Ropivacaine?

Dosage is based on patient’s condition and response to therapy.

How should Ropivacaine be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, administered by a healthcare provider in the epidural space of the spine or around peripheral nerves.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ropivacaine?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Ropivacaine?

Most Common- 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.

What are the other precautions for Ropivacaine?

A test dose is recommended prior to this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Ropivacaine?

Store it at room temperature (20-25° C) and keep away from light.