bupivicaine-injection, Marcaine, Sensorcaine
GENERIC NAME: BUPIVICAINE - INJECTION (byoo-PIV-ah-kane)
BRAND NAME(S): Marcaine, Sensorcaine
WARNING: The highest strength of this medication (0.75%) should not be used during labor and delivery since rarely, sometimes fatal problems (including the heart stopping, severe seizures) have occurred. For labor and delivery, use of the lower strengths of this drug is recommended.
USES: This medication is a local anesthetic (amide-type) used to cause loss of feeling during surgical/dental procedures, or during labor and delivery.
HOW TO USE: This medication is used only in a hospital or clinic setting. It should only be administered by a healthcare professional. Bupivicaine is injected into the area around your spine, into your gums, or into other areas of skin so you will not feel pain during a procedure. It should never be injected directly into a vein. A preservative-free form of this medication should be used if it is being injected into the spine (spinal anesthesia). Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
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