Information about Ropivacaine

Ropivacaine Uses

Ropivacaine is used for local anesthesia.

How Ropivacaine works

Ropivacaine 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.

Common side effects of Ropivacaine

Back pain, Dizziness, Feeling of cold, Headache, High blood pressure, Increased body temperature, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Slow heart rate, Urinary retention, Vomiting
CONTENT DETAILS
Written By
BDS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated
18 Feb 2020 | 11:51 AM (UTC)

We provide you with authentic, trustworthy and revelant information

Want to know more

Available Medicine for Ropivacaine

RopizuvaAbbott
107 to ₹1712 variant(s)
RopicaineThemis Medicare Ltd
62 to ₹852 variant(s)
NaropinAstraZeneca
1402 variant(s)
RocaineGland Pharma Limited
61 to ₹1193 variant(s)
RopifixVarenyam Healthcare Pvt Ltd
63 to ₹2253 variant(s)
TrustropSals Remedies LLP
116 to ₹1853 variant(s)
RopeeAesmira Lifesciences Pvt Ltd
69 to ₹1082 variant(s)

Expert advice for Ropivacaine

  • It is given as an injection by the healthcare professional.
  • Ropivacaine 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.

Frequently asked questions for Ropivacaine

Ropivacaine

Q. What is Ropivacaine used for?

Ropivacaine is a local anesthetic used before any surgical procedure or diagnostic procedure. It helps to numb the area and reduces the discomfort associated with the insertion of medical instruments such as needles or catheters.

Q. How is Ropivacaine administered? How long does it last?

Ropivacaine is supplied as a solution that is to be administered epidurally either as an injection or as an intravenous infusion. Impact of Ropivacaine on the body depends on the administration site and dose and may range between 3 to 10 hours. Talk to your doctor if you have any queries about the impact of this medicine.

Q. Is Ropivacaine safer than bupivacaine?

Ropivacaine is a left isomer of bupivacaine. Compared to bupivacaine, Ropivacaine has less toxic effects on the heart and central nervous system. Therefore, it is safer than bupivacaine.

Q. What are the side effects of Ropivacaine?

The most common side effects of Ropivacaine are paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), back pain, irregular heart rate, dizziness, headache, high blood pressure, inability to empty the urinary bladder, increased body temperature, feeling of cold and vomiting. These usually subside once the effect of Ropivacaine wears off. However, if you notice worsening if these side effects or if they worry you, please consult your doctor.

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. Therefore, the early symptoms of local anesthesia toxicity are tinnitus (ringing sound in the ears), blurred vision, dizziness, tongue paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), and circumoral numbness (numbness around the eyes).

Q. Is Ropivacaine a steroid?

No. Ropivacaine is not a steroid. Ropivacaine is a local anesthetic that belongs to the class of anesthetics known as long acting amides. It works by blocking the nerve signals in the area of injection and thus numbs the area temporarily. In this way, Ropivacaine restricts the pain sensation in the area it is administered.

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

260m+
Visitors
31m+
Orders Delivered
1800+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

Tata 1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

India's only LegitScript and ISO/ IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform

Know more about Tata 1mgdownArrow

Access medical and health information

Tata 1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1800 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.