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In the US, Levobupivacaine is a member of the drug class local injectable anesthetics.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Anesthetic, local

Chemical Names

(S)-1-Butyl-2',6'-pipecoloxylidide (WHO)

(S)-1-Butyl-2-piperidylformo-2',6'-xylidide (BAN)

2',6'-Pipecoloxylidide, 1-butyl-, L-(-)-

Foreign Names

  • Levobupivacainum (Latin)
  • Levobupivacain (German)
  • Lévobupivacaïne (French)
  • Levobupivacaina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Levobupivacaine (OS: BAN)
  • (-)-Bupivacaine (IS)
  • (S)-(-)-Bupivacaine (IS)
  • (S)-Bupivacaine (IS)
  • D 1249 (IS)
  • L-(-)-Bupivacaine (IS)
  • Levobupivacaine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM, JAN)

Brand Names

  • Bupinest
    Ropsohn, Ecuador
  • Chirocaine
    Abbott, Georgia; Abbott, Hong Kong; Abbott, Peru; Abbott, Singapore; Abbott, Slovakia; Abbott, Thailand; AbbVie, Vietnam
  • Chirocane
    Abbott, South Africa
  • Pivacain-L
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Ao Gui Ren
    Yangzhou Tianhe Pharmaceutical, China
  • Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Amdipharm
    Amdipharm Mercury, United Kingdom
  • Chirocaina
    Abbott, Chile; Abbott, Venezuela
  • Chirocaine
    Abbott, Belgium; Abbott, Bulgaria; Abbott, China; Abbott, Czech Republic; Abbott, Greece; Abbott, Croatia (Hrvatska); Abbott, Indonesia; Abbott, Ireland; Abbott, Italy; Abbott, Latvia; Abbott, Oman; Abbott, Philippines; Abbott, Portugal; Abbott, Romania; Abbott, Serbia; Abbott, Slovenia; Abbott, Taiwan; Abbott, South Africa; AbbVie, Austria; AbbVie, Australia; AbbVie, Switzerland; AbbVie, United Kingdom; AbbVie, Sweden; AbbVie, Turkey; ABBVIE INC., Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Chirocaïne
    Abbott, Netherlands
  • Chirocane
    Abbott, Spain
  • Marcain
    AstraZeneca, Hungary
  • Marcaine
    AstraZeneca, Turkey
  • Popscaine
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Su Ka
    Hengrui, China

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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