Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital. This medicine is given through a needle and is injected into the tissue at the surgical site (such as the foot).

This medicine should cause numbness only to the area where it is injected. You may experience temporary loss of sensation or movement to the injected area. This type of numbing procedure is called local anesthesia. It is not meant to cause you to fall asleep or become unconscious.

Bupivacaine liposome injection (Exparel™) works differently than other forms of bupivacaine, even at the same dose. You should not receive another type of bupivacaine injection during the first 4 days (96 hours) after the injection of Exparel™.