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Medications for Cesarean Section

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.

Medications to treat Cesarean Section

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
cefotaxime B N Add review Rate

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

 
bupivacaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

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

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Marcaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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Marcaine HCl C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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ropivacaine B N Add review Rate

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 B N X Add review Rate

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

 
Claforan B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Mefoxin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefoxitin systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Marcaine Spinal C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Naropin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cefotan B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: cefotetan systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Sensorcaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Sensorcaine-MPF C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
cefoxitin B N Add review Rate

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 B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Naropin SDV B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
piperacillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: piperacillin systemic

Drug class: antipseudomonal penicillins

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 

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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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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