bupivacaine (Marcaine; Sensorcaine) (cont.)

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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.

PREGNANCY: There are not adequate studies in pregnant women. It may be used for obstetrical anesthesia or analgesia if benefits outweigh the risks.

NURSING MOTHERS: Bupivacaine is excreted in breast milk and should not be used by nursing mothers.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/28/2015

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