Name: Levobupivacaine Base
Synonyms:1-Butyl-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-piperidine-2-carboxamide;Chirocaine;Levobupivacaine;(2S)-1-Butyl-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)piperidine-2α-carboxamide;2′,6′-Pipecoloxylidide, 1-butyl-, L-(-)-;1-Butyl-N-(2,6-dimet;;(2S)-1-Butyl-N-(2,6-diMethylphenyl)-2-piperidinecarboxaMide
Chemical Properties:White Solid
Uses :Local anaesthetic used for epidural and intrathecal anaesthesia.
Compared to bupivacaine, levobupivacaine is associated with less vasodilation and has a longer duration of action. It is approximately 13 percent less potent (by molarity) than racemic bupivacaine and has a longer motor block onset time.
Levobupivacaine is indicated for local anaesthesia including infiltration, nerve block, ophthalmic, epidural and intrathecal anaesthesia in adults; and infiltration analgesia in children.
Levobupivacaine is contraindicated for IV regional anaesthesia (IVRA).