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Brand name: Ropivacaine 0.5% (Kabi) TM

Active ingredients: ropivacaine

What it is used for

Surgical anaesthesia (adults and children over 12 years of age); epidural block for surgery including caesarean section; intrathecal anaesthesia; field block (minor nerve block and infiltration); major nerve block. Analgesia (adults and children over 12 years of age); continuous epidural infusion or intermittent bolus epidural administration for analgesia in postoperative pain or labour pain; field block (minor nerve block and infiltration); continuous peripheral nerve block infusion or intermittent injections for post operative pain management; continuous wound infusion for postoperative pain management (adults only). Analgesia (children aged 0 - 12 years); caudal epidural block in neonates (> 37 weeks gestation and over 2500 g weight), infants and children up to and including 12 years. continous epidural infusion in infants (> 30 days and over 2500 g weight) and children up to and including 12 years; peripheral nerve block in children aged 1 up to and including 12 years. For peri- and postoperative pain management. There are no safety or efficacy data to support the use of ropivacaine hydrochloride for analgesia for longer than 72 hours. (Data for peripheral nerve block administered as a continuous peripheral infusion or intermittent injections and for continuous wound infusion support the use for up to 48 hours only).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Epidural
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Do not Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ropivacaine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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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

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