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In the US, Ropivacaine (ropivacaine systemic) is a member of the drug class local injectable anesthetics and is used to treat Cesarean Section, Labor Pain and Local Anesthesia.

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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)-2',6'-Dimetyl-1-propylpiperidine-2-carboxanilide (BAN)

(-)-1-Propyl-2',6'-pipecoloxylidide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Ropivacainum (Latin)
  • Ropivacain (German)
  • Ropivacaïne (French)
  • Ropivacaína (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ropivacaine (OS: BAN)
  • AL-381 (IS)
  • LEA-103 (IS)
  • UNII-7IO5LYA57N (IS)
  • Ropivacaine Hydrochloride (OS: BANM)
  • Ropivacaine Hydrochloride Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • UNII-V910P86109 (IS)
  • Ropivacaine Hydrochloride (PH: USP 38)
  • Ropivacaine Hydrochloride Monohydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Ropivacaine hydrochloride monohydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ropivacaïne, chlorhydrate de, monohydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ropivacainhydrochlorid-Monohydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ropivacaini hydrochloridum monohydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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