Bupivacaine injection prevents pain caused by certain procedures. It works by causing you to lose feeling in your skin and tissues. A healthcare provider will give you this injection in a hospital or clinic setting.
BUPIVACAINE (bue PIV a kane) prevents pain from some procedures. It works by causing loss of feeling in the skin or other tissues.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Marcaine, Marcaine Spinal, Sensorcaine, Sensorcaine MPF
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
This medication is injected into the affected area. It is given by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. While it may be given to children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply. This medication is not for regular use.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medication.
Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb, and you are not aware of pain.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This medication is given in a hospital or clinic. It will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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