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ATC codes: N01BB01
EMLc
Indication
Anesthesia local ICD11 code: XM1248356778
INN
Bupivacaine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
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)
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of bupivacaine (with a square box) on the core list of the EMLc for use as a local anaesthetic in children.