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
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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


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.


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