Bupivacaine is a local anesthetic that is used in some medical procedures This anesthetic is injected directly into the spine in order to decrease nerve impulses and temporarily numb areas that doctors work on. It may be used in dental procedures as well as in other procedures that require local anesthetic.
This anesthetic is hazardous to elderly people. People of advanced age often display symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness and extreme drowsiness after taking this medication. Bupivacaine also should not be used in young children because there are no studies on safety for this age group.
Since this anesthetic causes numbness in areas of the body, it’s important to be careful if you go home before the numbness wears off. Be careful not to injure numb areas of the body; for example, there’s a risk of biting your tongue, lips or cheeks if your mouth becomes numb as a result of taking this medication.