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Naropin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ropivacaine (Naropin)?
- What are the possible side effects of ropivacaine (Naropin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ropivacaine (Naropin)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving ropivacaine (Naropin)?
- How is ropivacaine given (Naropin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Naropin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Naropin)?
- What should I avoid after receiving ropivacaine (Naropin)?
- What other drugs will affect ropivacaine (Naropin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Naropin)?
Since ropivacaine is given as needed before a surgery or other medical procedure, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Naropin)?
Tell your caregivers right away if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, ringing in your ears, blurred vision, fainting, seizure (convulsions), weak or shallow breathing, or breathing that stops.
What should I avoid after receiving ropivacaine (Naropin)?
This medication can cause numbness over a large portion of your body. Take care to avoid injury before the feeling has returned completely.
What other drugs will affect ropivacaine (Naropin)?
Many drugs can interact with ropivacaine. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- birth control pills or other hormones;
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril);
- interferon (Actimmune, Roferon, Intron, Rebetron, and others);
- ondansetron (Zofran);
- propranolol (Inderal);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Respbid, Slo-Bid, Theobid, Theo-Dur);
- verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);
- warfarin (Coumadin);
- a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), bretylium (Bretylan, Tosylate), dofetilide (Tikosyn), ibutilide (Corvert), mexiletine (Mexitil), or sotalol (Betapace);
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), clomipramine (Anafranil), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil); or
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo), haloperidol (Haldol), olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zydis).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ropivacaine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about ropivacaine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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