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.

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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...