Active ingredients: bupivacaine
What it is used for
Indications as at 4 April 2000: Marcain solutions are indicated for the production of local or regional anaesthesia and analgesia in individuals as follows: Surgical anaesthesia - Epidural block for surgery, Field block (minor and major nerve blocks and infiltration). Analgesia - Continuous epidural infusion or intermittent bolus epidural administration for analgesia in postoperative pain or labour pain. - Field block (minor nerve block and infiltration). The choice of 4 strengths, 0.125%, 0.25%, 0.375% and 0.5%, makes it possible to vary the degree of motor blockade.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient bupivacaine
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems