|ID:425 ||Bupivicane||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||This test is no longer routinely available. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for further discussion if required Local anaesthetic of long duration. Principal drug for spinal anaesthesia. Used in lumbar epidural blockage and continuous epidural analgesia in labour. Suggested maximum single dose is 150 mg. It has no major metabolites. If it gets into circulation - has cardiotoxicity - myocardial depression and vasodilation, leading to a fall in blood pressure. Anxiety, tinnitus, cardiac arrhythmias, convulsions and coma may occur.|
|Indication||Side effects when anaesthetic gets into systemic circulation.
|Interpretation||Toxicity levels may be higher in a sedated patient.
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|Ref. Range Notes||No range|
|IP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|IP Routine TAT||At least 1 week|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||At least 1 week|
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