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ropivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Ropivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP is indicated for the production of local or regional anesthesia for surgery and for acute pain management.

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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The rapid injection of a large volume of local anesthetic solution should be avoided and fractional (incremental) doses should always be used. The smallest dose and...

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CONTRAINDICATIONS

Ropivacaine is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to ropivacaine or to any local anesthetic agent of the amide-type.

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WARNINGS

In performing ropivacaine blocks, unintended intravenous injection is possible and may result in cardiac arrhythmia or cardiac arrest. The potential for successful resuscitation has not...

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

Reactions to ropivacaine are characteristic of those associated with other amide-type local anesthetics. A major cause of adverse reactions to this group of drugs may be...

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OVERDOSAGE

Acute emergencies from local anesthetics are generally related to high plasma levels encountered, or large doses administered, during therapeutic use of local anesthetics or to...

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DESCRIPTION

Ropivacaine HCl is a member of the amino amide class of local anesthetics. Ropivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP is a sterile, isotonic solution that contains the enantiomerically...

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CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Mechanism of Action

Ropivacaine is a member of the amino amide class of local anesthetics and is supplied as the...

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HOW SUPPLIED

Ropivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP is a clear, colorless solution supplied in single-dose vials in packages of 10 vials per carton as follows:

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MANAGEMENT OF LOCAL ANESTHETIC EMERGENCIES

Therapy with ropivacaine should be discontinued at the first sign of toxicity. No specific information is available for the...

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