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Ropivacaine (By injection)

Ropivacaine (roe-PIV-a-kane)

Blocks pain by causing numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Given before, during, or after surgery or childbirth, or at other times when pain needs to be controlled. This medicine is a local anesthetic.

Brand Name(s):

Naropin, Naropin Novaplus, PremierPro Rx Naropin

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not be given this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ropivacaine, or any other local anesthetics (numbing medicines) of the amide type (such as articaine (Septocaine®) or lidocaine (Xylocaine®)).

How to Use This Medicine:


Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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