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Naropin Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving ropivacaine (Naropin)?

Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any type of numbing medicine.

To make sure you can safely receive ropivacaine, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • liver disease;
  • heart disease;
  • kidney disease; or
  • a heart rhythm disorder.

FDA pregnancy category B. Ropivacaine is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether ropivacaine can pass into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is ropivacaine given (Naropin)?

Ropivacaine is given as an injection through a needle placed into an area of your middle or lower back near your spine. You will receive this injection in a hospital or surgical setting.

Your breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely while you are receiving ropivacaine.

Some numbing medications can have long-lasting or delayed effects. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about this risk. Call your doctor if you have joint pain or stiffness, or weakness in any part of your body that occurs after your surgery, even months later.

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