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Composition for BUPICAIN HEAVY

Bupivacaine(80 mg)

food interaction for BUPICAIN HEAVY

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pregnancy interaction for BUPICAIN HEAVY

lactation interaction for BUPICAIN HEAVY

It is better to take Bupicain heavy 80 mg injection empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Bupicain heavy 80 mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Bupivacaine(80 mg)


Bupicain heavy 80 mg injection is used to anesthetize certain parts of the body during surgery and to relieve pain during child birth and pain due to certain conditions like pain after surgery or pain in cancer patients.

How it works

Bupicain heavy 80 mg injection belongs to class of medications called amide type of local anesthetics. It works by blocking the generation and conduction of nerve impulses, thereby leading to loss of pain, touch, and temperature sensations and muscle control in the area applied.

Common side effects

Nausea, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Bradycardia, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased blood pressure, Vomiting


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Expert advice for BUPICAIN HEAVY

  • Do not drive or operate machinery as bupivacaine injection can cause sleepiness.
  • Consult your doctor if you are on controlled sodium diet since it contains sodium; have respiratory, heart, kidney, liver problems or stomach tumor; swollen stomach due to excess fluid or have fluid in lungs; decreased blood volume.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you feel dizzy, light headed, numbness of lips, tongue and around mouth, problem with sight or hearing after injection of bupivacaine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for BUPICAIN HEAVY


Q. Is bupivacaine a controlled substance, narcotic, steroid, opioid, or neurolytic agent?
Bupivacaine is not a controlled substance, narcotic, steroid, opioid or neurolytic agent. Bupivacaine is a local anesthetic.
Q. Is bupivacaine the same as Marcaine or lidocaine?
Marcaine is the trade name of bupivacaine. Bupivacaine and lidocaine belongs to same class of drugs, however they differ in their some of the properties like duration of action and side effects.
Q. Is bupivacaine addictive?
Bupivacaine is not an addictive drug.
Q. Does bupivacaine cause respiratory depression?
Bupivacaine can cause respiratory depression if used in head or neck area.
Q. How long does bupivacaine take to work?
Bupivacaine generally takes 5-10 min to work and lasts for about 4-8 hours.

Q. How long does bupivacaine spinal or epidural injection last?
However the onset and duration depends on individual taking the medicine and method of injection.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)