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Bipivac 2.5mg Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Bipivac 2.5mg Injection is a prescription medication used as a local anesthetic. It is used during minor surgical procedures such as dental, oral, diagnostic, or other therapeutic procedures to anesthetize or numb the surgical area. This medicine can also be useful in the relief of pain, e.g. during labor.

Bipivac 2.5mg Injection blocks the nerve impulses that send pain signals to your brain and helps to perform a painless procedure by temporarily numbing the surgical area. 

Like many other medicines, this medicine also has few side effects. The most common side effects of this medicine are nausea, tingling sensation, slow heart rate, high blood pressure, dizziness, inability to empty the urinary bladder, etc. These are usually mild and short-lived. If the numbness or other side effects persist, consult your doctor without delay.

Before using Bipivac 2.5mg Injection, it is very important to tell your doctor if you have any underlying heart disease or are taking medicines for heart rhythm problems. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, it is not safe to drive or operate heavy machinery while on medication, unless your doctor permits you to do so.

Uses of Bipivac Injection

  • Local anesthesia (Numb tissues in a specific area)

Side effects of Bipivac Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bipivac

  • Nausea
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Urinary retention
  • High blood pressure
  • Vomiting

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
    Massaging the numb area can help improve blood flow and provide relief. Try warming your hands and feet if they are cold. In case they are hot, try cooling them down. Get plenty of rest as lack of proper sleep may worsen the condition. Reducing stress, avoiding alcohol, exercising regularly, and getting enough vitamins and nutrients through your diet can also make you feel better.
  • Coping with Slow heart rate
    Splash your face with cold water and breathe deeply. This will help you to relax. Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight. Manage your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Limit your alcohol intake or drink in moderation, do not smoke and manage your stress levels. If your condition does not improve, speak to your doctor as you may be offered a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Decreased blood pressure
    Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position. Try to avoid changing positions suddenly even in general. Try crossing your legs when you are sitting and wearing compression stockings. Drink plenty of water and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Although salt is not good for everyone (and bad for some people), if you have low blood pressure increasing your intake of salt (sodium) can raise your blood pressure. Cut down the amount of alcohol you drink. If your blood pressure becomes very low, you should talk to your doctor.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with High blood pressure
    You can reduce your blood pressure by eating less salt, eating more fruit and vegetables, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink, being more active and losing weight. You could also reduce your caffeine intake (found in tea, coffee and cola drinks). Also, if you smoke, seek advice about quitting. High blood pressure can be treated with a range of different medicines. You should ask your doctor whether you need medication. Keep in touch with your doctor and get your blood pressure checked regularly.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Bipivac Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Bipivac Injection works

Bipivac 2.5mg Injection is a local anesthetic. It works by blocking the transmission of pain signals from the nerves to the brain. This helps to decrease the sensation of pain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Bipivac 2.5mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bipivac 2.5mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bipivac 2.5mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Bipivac 2.5mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Bipivac 2.5mg Injection may cause numbness to certain areas of the body for about 2-4 hours after having it. You should wait for the effect to wear off as this may affect your ability to drive
Kidney
CAUTION
Bipivac 2.5mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bipivac 2.5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Bipivac 2.5mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bipivac 2.5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Bipivac Injection?

If you miss a dose of Bipivac 2.5mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Bipivac 2.5mg Injection is given as an injection by the healthcare professional.
  • It may affect your concentration or make you feel sleepy, so avoid driving or using tools or machines until the next day.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you experience dizziness, lightheadedness, problem with sight or hearing or numbness around lips, tongue and mouth.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amide derivative
Habit Forming
No

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FAQs

Q. Is Bipivac an opioid or narcotic?

No, Bipivac is neither an opioid nor a narcotic. Bipivac is a medication that belongs to a class of medicines known as local anesthetics. It helps prevent pain which occurs during and after a surgery. The effect of the medicine lasts for over a long period of time, thus aiding in recovery too. Bipivac works on your body only in the treated area, unlike opioids that work on the whole body.

Q. How does Bipivac work?

Bipivac works by numbing that area on your body where a surgery has been performed. Bipivac slowly releases a local anesthetic medication into that area, thus providing effective long-lasting pain relief.

Q. Will I need other medicines other than Bipivac for pain relief?

Yes, your doctor may prescribe some other pain relieving medicines alongwith Bipivac for effective pain management. Due to this, you will need lower doses of the different medicines you are taking. Additionally, this will also reduce the chances of developing side effects of a particular medicine because of the lower doses.

Q. Is Ropivacaine safer than Bipivac?

Ropivacaine is a left isomer of Bipivac. Yes, Ropivacaine is comparatively safer than Bipivac. There are less toxic effects of ropivacaine on the heart and central nervous system as compared to Bipivac. Hence, it is considered as a safer option.

Q. What are the early symptoms of local anesthesia toxicity?

Our nervous system is more sensitive to the effects of local anesthetics than any other system of the human body. In case of local anesthesia toxicity one may experience tinnitus (ringing sound in the ears), blurred vision, dizziness, tongue paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation) and circumoral numbness (numbness around the eyes). Consult your doctor if the symptoms bothers you.

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