Naropin

Generic Name: ropivacaine (roe-PI-va-kane)
Brand Name: Naropin

Naropin is used for:

Causing loss of feeling during surgical procedures, labor, and delivery, or for short-term pain management. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Naropin is a local anesthetic. It works by blocking nerve impulses, which helps to numb the area so you feel less pain.

Do NOT use Naropin if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Naropin

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Naropin:

Some medical conditions may interact with Naropin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have liver or heart problems, low blood pressure, or a low volume of blood in your body

Some medical conditions may interact with Naropin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • Fluvoxamine, ketoconazole, imipramine, or theophylline because the side effects of Naropin may be increased
  • Class III antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone) because the risks of abnormal heart rhythms or other heart problems may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Naropin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Naropin:

Use Naropin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Naropin is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using Naropin at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider.
  • If Naropin contains particles or is discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of Naropin, contact your doctor immediately.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Naropin.

Important safety information:

  • Naropin may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Naropin. Using Naropin alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • You may lose the ability to feel or move the treated area of the body after the injection of this medication.
  • If you are going home before the numbness wears off, protect the treated area from injury until you regain feeling.
  • Use Naropin with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is unknown if Naropin can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant while taking Naropin, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Naropin during pregnancy. It is unknown if Naropin is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Naropin, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Naropin:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Abnormal skin sensations; back pain; chills; difficulty urinating; dizziness; fast heartbeat; fatigue; headache; nausea; numbness; pain; vomiting; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); anxiety; blurred vision; changes in hearing; delayed progression of labor; drowsiness; excitement; fever; irregular or slow heartbeat; numbness that lasts for more than a few hours; restlessness; severe vomiting; tremors; yellowing of skin or eyes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing; seizures.

Proper storage of Naropin:

Naropin is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Naropin at home, store Naropin as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Naropin out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Naropin, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Naropin is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Naropin or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Naropin. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Naropin. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Naropin.

Issue Date: November 5, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.002
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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