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- What is bupivicaine-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for bupivicaine-injection?
- Is bupivicaine-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for bupivicaine-injection?
- What are the side effects of bupivicaine-injection?
- What is the dosage for bupivicaine-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with bupivicaine-injection?
- Is bupivicaine-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about bupivicaine-injection?
What is the dosage for bupivicaine-injection?
The initial dose for adults depends on the procedure, necessary depth of anesthesia, blood flow to the region, desired duration of anesthesia, and the condition of the patient. For example, in surgical procedures requiring a high degree of muscle relaxation and prolonged effects, 10-20 mL of 0.75% bupivacaine should be administered. Smaller procedures will require smaller doses.
Which drugs or supplements interact with bupivicaine-injection?
Monitor therapy with peginterferon Alfa-2b as it may decrease the concentration of bupivacaine and lead to diminished effects.
Hyaluronidase may increase how quickly bupivacaine starts to work as well as increase how much bupivacaine is absorbed into the blood stream. Monitor for toxic reactions such as low blood pressure, decreased heart rate, irregular heart rhythm, or cardiac arrest.
Technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept should not be simultaneously injected with the bupivacaine as it interferes with how well the technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept is able to spread and be used for diagnostic purposes.
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