Information about Ropivacaine
Ropivacaine is used for Local anaesthesia.
How ropivacaine works
Ropivacaine works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.
Common side effects of ropivacaine
Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Back pain, Slow heart rate, Dizziness, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased body temperature, Feeling of cold, Tachycardia, Vomiting
Available Medicine for Ropivacaine
- ₹58 to ₹164Neon Laboratories Ltd6 variant(s)
- ₹140Astra Zeneca1 variant(s)
- ₹98Abbott India Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹61 to ₹119Gland Pharma Limited3 variant(s)
- ₹62 to ₹86Themis Medicare Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Ropivacaine
- Inform your doctor if you have any heart, kidney or liver disease. Your doctor may monitor you closely or may need to adjust the dose of ropivacaine if you have any of these conditions.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have family history of porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder).
- You may be monitored for breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs during your treatment with ropivacaine.
- Seek medical attention if you develop severe allergic reaction: red skin rash, dizziness, sneezing, difficulty breathing, nausea or vomiting, sweating, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Do not drive or operate machinery until the next day after you have been given ropivacaine.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Frequently asked questions for Ropivacaine
Q. How is Ropivacaine supplied/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 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 a controlled substance?
Ropivacaine is not a controlled substance
Q. Is ropivacaine an isomer of bupivacaine/is it safer than bupivacaine?
Ropivacaine is a left isomer of bupivacaine. Compared to bupivacaine, ropivacaine has less toxic effects on heart and central nervous system
Q. Is Ropivacaine an ester or amide?
Ropivacaine is an amino amide type local anesthetic
Q. Is Ropivacaine a narcotic/ is it an opioid?
No. Ropivacaine is neither a narcotic nor an opioid.