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Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Medication
Therapeutic profile: The anti and proarrhythmic effects of bupivacaine have been studied (pubmed id 9605693). Similarly, the local anesthetic properties of class i arrhythmics (function through sodium channel blockade like local anesthetics) have been compared with Lidocaine and bupivacaine. Toxicity of bupivacaine must be understood in the context of complex cardiac effects. See pmid3408033 and tinyurl.Com/bjdzske. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many bupivacaine injections in the right scaplothoracic region are safe at one time? Is 8 ok? Are flu-like symptoms cause for concern?
Depends: You need to discuss the risks/benefits of multiple injections with your doctor. Depending on your condition, doing several injections, if beneficial, may be acceptable despite slightly higher risk. That decision needs to be made mutually in the clinic before the injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as any allergy : If there are hives/body or throat swelling/local rash / rapid heart beat, shortness of breath, low blood pressure after injection it MAY indicate allergy. BUT almost every time a patient tells me that we find the reaction was actually related to something mixed with the Bupivacaine ( like epinephrine etc) which can cause similar symptoms as a normal side effect hence important to clarify with doc. ...Read more
It varies: Marcaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) that can be used for spinal or epidural anesthesia, or injected into an area to numb it. Depending on which technique is used, the numbing effect can last for several hours or more. Sometimes it's used in a continuous infusion to provide ongoing pain relief for 2 or 3 days. It stays in your system for a few hours after injection, then wears off. ...Read more
Yes!: It is perfectly safe for someone with a seizure disorder to receive Lidocaine or bupivacaine (marcaine) in the right dose for age and weight. You may have heard that an overdose of these drugs can cause seizures, and that is correct. But it has to be an extreme overdose, given quickly. In the right dose, these drugs are safe and very helpful for numbing, for nerve blocks, or epidurals. ...Read more
Hem ov cyst x8 weeks now on bcp history endo&dor tried aspiration & marcaine still painful how do I convince my dr to just remove it? I know his concerns
Just relax: The size and appearance of the cyst are impotant.If it is indeed a cyst and under> say 8 cm, wo do not remove, we watch...Time, decrease in size and disappearance will be assurring. In your age, another cyst will probably prop up. Do not persuade...Did you push for aspiration? Bcp is a reasonable approach...Besides, no one can tell with certainty whetherthe pain is related to the cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local anesthetic: long acting local anesthetic with generic name bupivacaine, belonging to the class of amide local anesthetics, as opposed to some other "caines" that have an esteric bond in their molecule ( procaine (Novocain), tetracaine). It is used by prescription for nerve blocks, labor epidurals, local infiltration to relive pain by temporarily numbing the nerves responsible for the sensation from the area ...Read more
Multiple ways: Bupivacaine is a long-acting local anesthetic. As such, it can be injected around a site to be operated on (local infiltration), around a nerve or group of nerves supplying an area of the body (a nerve block), into the sac of fluid bathing the spinal cord (spinal block) or outside that sac (epidural block), essentially numbing up a larger area (usually the lower half of the body) ...Read more
I received 10 cc of kenalog/lidocaine/marcaine. This is a steroid but not the same as cortisone? How long will the effects last.
I am looking for any kind of research article that shows injections of marcaine as a treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Any ideas?
I had a hangnail infection, went to er and had cut open near the nailbed and drained. How long for numbness to go away? been 18 hours, w/ Marcaine
DiagnosticSUPINE celiac plexus block yesterday,only received bupivacaine.Painfree x10 hrs.Today,Bad new type of upper abd pain. Tender in mid & upper abd Doubled up at times.No fevers.
Is an Injection containing Kenalog, (triamcinolone) Marcaine, and lidocaine is the same as having a steroid shot? For shoulder injury. I keep seeing to avoid kenalog (triamcinolone)?
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