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Bupivacaine
Essential medicine status
General description
Bupivacaine is a local anaesthetic used for infiltration anaesthesia, peripheral and sympathetic nerve block, spinal anaesthesia and postoperative pain relief.
INN
Bupivacaine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Anesthesia local
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Section
Local anaesthetics
  • Parenteral > Locoregional injections > Spinal anaesthesia: 0.5% in 4 mL ampoule (hydrochloride) + 7.5% glucose solution
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 0.25% in vial (hydrochloride); 0.5% in vial (hydrochloride)
Indications