Marcain 0.5% with Adrenaline 1 in 200 000 is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) bupivacaine + adrenaline (epinephrine). On this page you will find out more about Marcain 0.5% with Adrenaline 1 in 200 000, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: bupivacaine + adrenaline (epinephrine)
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Marcain 0.5% with Adrenaline 1 in 200 000 injection solution, 5 x 10 mL vials
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What this medicine is 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.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear colourless solution|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
10mL x 10: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10mL x 5: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||2 Years|
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