Ropivacaine (Injection Route)

Name: Ropivacaine (Injection Route)

Descriptions

Ropivacaine is a local anesthetic given by injection to cause loss of feeling before and during surgery or labor and delivery. It does not cause loss of consciousness.

Ropivacaine is given only by or under the immediate supervision of a medical doctor, or by a specially trained nurse, in the doctor's office or in a hospital.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Breastfeeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Tobacco

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Heart disease—This medicine may make your condition worse
  • Kidney disease or
  • Liver disease—Side effects may be more likely in patients with kidney disease or liver disease

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • Your age;
  • Your general physical condition;
  • The reason the medicine is being given; and
  • Other medicines you are taking or will receive before or after ropivacaine is given.
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