ROPIVACAINE

ROPIVACAINE

Brand Name & Strength

Naropin® 2 mg/ml

Reconstitution

Not required

Further Dilution

Not required

Diluent

Not required

Administration & Infusion rate

Acute pain management in Adult Continuous epidural infusion  Administer over 12 – 20 mg/hr (up to 28 mg/hr for postoperative pain) Peripheral nerve block  Administer over 10 – 20 mg/hr or by intermittent injection (min interval 30 min) Acute pain relief (peri & postoperative) in Children Caudal epidural block and continuous epidural infusion  Up to 72 hr  > 30 days & up to 6 months: 0.2 mg/kg/hr  6 months to 12 years: 0.4 mg/kg/hr

Storage & Stability

RT

(<25 oC)

Fridge

(2 – 8 oC)

After Reconstitution

- -

After dilution

- -

Remarks

In order to avoid intravascular injection, aspiration should be repeated prior to and during administration of the main dose, which should be injected slowly or in incremental dose, at a rate of 25 – 30 mg/min. When an epidural dose is to be injected, a preceding test dose of 3 – 5 ml lidocaine with adrenaline (Xylocaine® 1 – 2 % with Adrenaline 1:200 000) is recommended Do not administer large volume of anaesthetic rapidly