Bupivacaine is an anesthetic (numbing medicine) that blocks the nerve impulses that send pain signals to your brain.
Bupivacaine is used as a local (in only one area) anesthetic.
Bupivacaine is given as an epidural injection into the spinal column to produce numbness during labor, surgery, or certain medical procedures.
Bupivacaine is also used as an anesthetic for dental procedures.
Marcaine HCl, Marcaine Spinal, Sensorcaine, Sensorcaine-MPF, Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal
Adverse CNS and cardiovascular effects, respiratory paralysis, underventilation. (See CNS Effects and also see Cardiovascular Effects, under Cautions.)
(injectable solution, intrathecal solution, injectable kit, compounding powder)