Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Exparel


Bupivacaine liposome injection is used to relieve pain after surgery. It is a local anesthetic that prevents pain by blocking signals at the nerve endings directly at the surgical area (local analgesia) or by blocking nerve endings (regional analgesia) of the brachial plexus (nerves that conduct signals to the shoulder, arm, and hand), sciatic nerve (nerve that starts from the lower back, then through the hips and buttock, and then to the back of each thigh), or adductor canal (nerve in the thigh).

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suspension