Bupivacaine


What is Bupivacaine for ?

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.

How does Bupivacaine work ?

Bupivacaine numbs the nerves where it is used.

How should Bupivacaine be used ?

Your doctor will give this drug. - It is given as a shot into the skin.

Common side effects of Bupivacaine ?

Irritation where the shot is given.

What do I do if I miss a dose ?

Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.

What precautions should I take when taking Bupivacaine ?

If you have an allergy to bupivacaine or any other part of this drug. If you have a sulfite allergy, talk with your doctor. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help ?

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Big change in balance. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. Weakness, numbness, or tingling. Very bad skin irritation. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Bupivacaine with other medicines ?

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid Alcohol.

How do I store Bupivacaine ?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category ?

Category A : Adequate and well-controlled human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).

Therapeutic Classification ?

Anaesthetics- Local & General.