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Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution

Generic Name: Bupivacaine in Dextrose (byoo-PIV-a-kane)Brand Name: Examples include Marcaine Spinal and Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal

Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution is used for:

Inducing spinal anesthesia for certain medical or surgical procedures.

Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution is an anesthetic. It works by blocking the generation and conduction of nerve impulses.

Do NOT use Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution or other similar medicines (eg, amide-type anesthetics)
  • you have severe bleeding, severely low blood pressure or shock, irregular heartbeat, an infection in your bloodstream (eg, septicemia), or an infection at the injection site

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, especially sulfites
  • if you have heart disease, liver or kidney problems, nervous system problems, pernicious anemia, polio, syphilis, unusual growths (tumors) in the brain or spine, blood or bleeding problems, blood pressure problems, persistent backache, spine problems (eg, arthritis, deformity), a mental illness (eg, psychosis), or a headache right before the procedure

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin, heparin), beta-blockers (eg, atenolol), or digoxin because the risk of side effects, such as abnormal heartbeat or bleeding, may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution:

Use Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution will only be administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic.
  • If you miss a dose of Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution, contact your doctor immediately.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution.

Important safety information:

  • Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution. Using Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • If you are going home before the numbness wears off, protect the treated area from injury until you regain feeling. If you received Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution for a dental procedure, do not chew gum or eat until the feeling comes back. Also be careful not to bite your tongue or the inside of your mouth.
  • Some of these products contain sulfites, which can cause allergic reactions in certain individuals (eg, asthma patients). If you have previously had allergic reactions to sulfites, contact your pharmacist to determine if the product you are taking contains sulfites.
  • Use Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution with caution in the ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially low blood pressure.
  • Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution is not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 18 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution during pregnancy. Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution.

Possible side effects of Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild dizziness or drowsiness; nausea; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; changes in hearing; chest pain; excitement; headache; inability to control bowels and urine; irregular heartbeat; numbness that lasts for more than a few hours; paralysis; restlessness; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe dizziness or drowsiness; shivering; tremors; urinary retention.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include seizures; shortness of breath; slow heartbeat.

Proper storage of Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution:

Store Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. Keep Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Solution. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

  • bupivacaine Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
  • Bupivacaine Prescribing Information (FDA)
  • Sensorcaine Prescribing Information (FDA)

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