BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable)


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BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable)

BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

BUPIVACAINE (Injection)

BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Marcaine HCl, Sensorcaine-MPF, Sensorcaine, Marcaine Spinal

BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Bupivacaine Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Given before and during surgery or other procedures, childbirth, or dental work.

When To Not Use BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to bupivacaine or other types of local anesthetic (numbing medicine).

How Should You Use BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how the medicine will be given. This medicine is sometimes given through a catheter placed in your lower back for an epidural or a spinal block. You may also receive the injection into your rib cage, chest, or other body area. This medicine is injected directly into your gums for dental work.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • This medicine should cause numbness only to the area where it is injected. This type of numbing procedure is called local anesthesia (an-iss-THEE-zuh). It is not meant to cause you to fall asleep or become unconscious.
  • Drugs and Foods to Avoid: Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using St. Johns wort, digoxin (Lanoxin®), droperidol (Inapsine®), haloperidol (Haldol®), or maprotiline (Ludiomil®). Tell your doctor if you use blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin®), ergot medicines (such as Cafergot® or Wigraine®), an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®), blood pressure medicine (such as atenolol, doxazosin, terazosin, toprolol, Cardura®, Hytrin®, Inderal®, Toprol®, enalapril, lisinopril, Accupril®, Altace®, Lotensin®, Lotrel®, Monopril®, Prinivil®, Vasotec®, Zestril),

Proper BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using St. Johns wort, digoxin (Lanoxin®), droperidol (Inapsine®), haloperidol (Haldol®), or maprotiline (Ludiomil®). Tell your doctor if you use blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin®), ergot medicines (such as Cafergot® or Wigraine®), an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®), blood pressure medicine (such as atenolol, doxazosin, terazosin, toprolol, Cardura®, Hytrin®, Inderal®, Toprol®, enalapril, lisinopril, Accupril®, Altace®, Lotensin®, Lotrel®, Monopril®, Prinivil®, Vasotec®, Zestril), medicine for depression (such as amitriptyline, nortriptyline, Norpramin®, Vivactil®), or medicines called phenothiazines (such as Compazine®, Mellaril®, Phenergan®, Serentil®, Tacaryl®, Thorazine®, Trilafon®).
  • Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.

BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • If you are not receiving this medicine for childbirth, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have asthma, diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, or seizures (epilepsy). make sure your doctor knows if you have myasthenia gravis, thyroid problems, circulation problems, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, or a blood-iron disorder called methemoglobinemia.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any heart problems such as congestive heart failure or heart rhythm disorders.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • It may be easier to hurt yourself while your treated body area is still numb. Be careful to avoid injury until you have regained all the feeling and are no longer numb.
  • If you are receiving this medicine as an epidural to ease labor pains, it may take longer than normal for you to push your baby out. It is also possible that the baby may have unwanted effects after birth (sleepiness, slow responses). Talk to your doctor if you have questions about how this medicine might affect your baby.

BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Chest pain, uneven heartbeat, trouble breathing.
  • Lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Numbness in another part of your body that has not been treated with this medicine.
  • Ringing in your ears.
  • Seizures.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Back pain.
  • Constipation, nausea, vomiting.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Feeling restless or anxious.
  • Headache.
  • Pain, redness, or swelling where the needle was placed.
  • Shivering, shaking, or tremors.

BUPIVACAINE (Injection) (Injectable) Ratings

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Adih, Adih - 01/10/2014

Hiatal hernia smmytops do get worse with pregnancy. Your uterus and later on the baby are pushing everything up in which case aggravates the hernia. I also have a hiatal hernia and am 8 weeks pregnant. I was scheduled to have a surgery to repair it called a nissen fundoplication but that is on hold now due to the pregnancy. I have been sick for a long time so it is hard to tell with me sometimes if it is pregnancy or the classic hiatal smmytops (which include nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, upper gastric pain all of which I have) According to the doctors, I am experiencing my classic smmytops plus pregnancy nausea. They are hoping that after the first trimester my nausea will ease up. I am taking phenergan suppositories and they make a difference. Also, I am on prilosec, rantidine, and metoclopromide, all of which are approved for pregnancy. They have also put me on bed rest and pelvic rest for the rest of my first trimester because the pain and vomiting is so bad I have been experiencing spotting and passing of blood clots, they think due to the stress being sick puts on my body. Changing your diet will help! Read up on the internet on hiatal hernia diets, keep a food journal, and try to figure out what foods aggravate it. Good luck to you and I hope you figure out what works for you.