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What is the Generic Name
What is the Trade Name for BUPIVACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE
What is the Indication for BUPIVACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE
- INDICATIONS AND USAGE Bupivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP is indicated for the production of local or regional anesthesia or analgesia for surgery, dental and oral surgery procedures, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and for obstetrical procedures. Only the 0.25% and 0.5% concentrations are indicated for obstetrical anesthesia. (See WARNINGS .) Experience with nonobstetrical surgical procedures in pregnant patients is not sufficient to recommend use of 0.75% concentration of bupivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP in these patients. Bupivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP is not recommended for intravenous regional anesthesia (Bier Block). See WARNINGS . The routes of administration and indicated bupivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP concentrations are: ‚Ä¢ local infiltration 0.25% ‚Ä¢ peripheral nerve block 0.25% and 0.5% ‚Ä¢ retrobulbar block 0.75% ‚Ä¢ sympathetic block 0.25% ‚Ä¢ lumbar epidural 0.25%, 0.5%, and 0.75% (0.75% not for obstetrical anesthesia) ‚Ä¢ caudal 0.25% and 0.5% ‚Ä¢ epidural test dose 0.5% with epinephrine 1:200,000 ‚Ä¢ dental blocks 0.5% with epinephrine 1:200,000 (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION for additional information.) Standard textbooks should be consulted to determine the accepted procedures and techniques for the administration of bupivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP .
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