Description and Brand Names
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Bupivacaine implant is used to prevent pain for up to 24 hours after surgery in the groin area (open inguinal hernia repair). It is a local anesthetic.
Bupivacaine causes a loss of feeling and prevents pain by blocking signals at the nerve endings. It does not cause loss of consciousness.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.