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Medications for Cesarean Section

Drugs associated with Cesarean Section

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Cesarean Section: A surgical procedure that involves the delivery of the foetus through an abdominal incision. C-sections account for about 1/5 of all births in the us. Indications include: failure to progress, foetal distress, cephalopelvic disproportion.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Marcaine HCl Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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ropivacaine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Brand names:  Naropin, Naropin Polyamp, Naropin SDV

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
cefotetan Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: cefotetan systemic

Brand name:  Cefotan

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Marcaine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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Claforan Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Mefoxin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefoxitin systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Marcaine Spinal Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Naropin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
bupivacaine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Brand names:  Marcaine HCl, Marcaine, Marcaine Spinal, Sensorcaine, Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal, Sensorcaine-MPF

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cefotan Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: cefotetan systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Pipracil Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: piperacillin systemic

Drug class: antipseudomonal penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Sensorcaine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
cefotaxime Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Brand name:  Claforan

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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piperacillin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: piperacillin systemic

Brand name:  Pipracil

Drug class: antipseudomonal penicillins

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Sensorcaine-MPF Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
cefoxitin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefoxitin systemic

Brand name:  Mefoxin

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Naropin Polyamp Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Naropin SDV Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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