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Will bupivacaine hurt baby?

Will bupivacaine hurt baby?

No: Bupivicaine in an epidural does not cross the placenta and affect the baby. The use of an epidural also does not significantly alter the length or duration of labor. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Bupivacaine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Bupivacaine hydrochloride is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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Why lidocaine can be used for antiarrhythmic, while the bupivacaine not?

Why lidocaine can be used for antiarrhythmic, while the bupivacaine not?

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 more

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Is it safe to have marcaine injections for anesthesia?

Is it safe to have marcaine injections for anesthesia?

Generally yes: As long as you stay under the toxic dose, it's very safe. High doses can cause cardiac arrest. Your physician will know how to prevent this from happening. It's probably safer than most sedative drugs overall. ...Read more

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How many bupivacaine injections in the right scaplothoracic region are safe at one time? Is 8 ok? Are flu-like symptoms cause for concern?

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 more

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Is it true that bupivacaine is the same as lidocaine?

Is it true that bupivacaine is the same as lidocaine?

No: Lidocaine and bupivacaine are in the same family of local anesthetics as they are both amino amides but there are difference in onset of action and duration of action and toxicities. Lido is a shorter acting agent whereas bupivacaine is a longer acting agent. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a marcaine injection?

Is it safe to get a  marcaine injection?

For what?: Marcaine is a longer lasting anesthetic. It is commonly used for things like joint injections. It is usually tolerated very well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bupivacaine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bupivacaine allergy?

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

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The nerve block meds they use, such as marcaine, stay in my system for how long?

The nerve block meds they use, such as marcaine, stay in my system for how long?

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

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Is it safe for somebody with epilepsy to get marcaine or lidocaine injections?

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

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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

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 more

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What is in bupivacaine?

What is in bupivacaine?

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

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What's uses of bupivacaine?

Anesthetic: This is an injectable anesthetic. It is slower in action than the most commonly used - lidocaine. But it is longer acting and so is commonly mixed with Lidocaine to get a fast, but long lasting effect. ...Read more

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How is bupivacaine administered?

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

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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.

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.

The onset: of "NEW" abdominal pain should be followed up immediately!!!! Contact the pain unit or hospital where you received the block...intra-abdominal bleeding although UNLIKELY should be ruled out!! Hope this helps...... Dr Z ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Shoulders: Basic general term for most articular injections is "Steroid " shot. The actual components vary but usually involve some anesthetic and some type of cortisone preparation( they vary depending on the strength or potency) ...Read more

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Sensorcaine (Definition)

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Marcaine (Definition)

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