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Levica injection

Dexa Medica

Ingredients in every 10 ml

Levobupivacaine 50 mg

Each package contains

5 ampoules of 10 ml

Dosage form

injection

Dosage formInjection

Flavour

None

W.H.O. classification

N01B
N01B

A.T.C. Level 1

Anatomical Main group

N - Nervous system
N01B

A.T.C. Level 2

Therapeutic subgroup

N01 - Anesthetics
N01B

A.T.C. Level 3

Pharmacological subgroup

N01B - Local Anesthetics

Available in

Indonesia

Warnings

Alcohol

NOT RECOMMENDEDThis item should not be used with alcohol.

Machinery

NOT RECOMMENDEDThis item should not be used while operating heavy machinery.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTORSafety of this item for use during pregnancy has not been established. Please consult your doctor.

Lactation

CONSULT YOUR DOCTORSafety of this item for use during lactation has not been established. Please consult your doctor.

Indication

Levobupivacaine hydrochloride monohydrate solution for injection is indicated in adults for:
Adults: Surgical anesthesia
– Major: epidural, intrathecal, peripheral nerve block. For obstetric procedures, including Caesarean section, concentrations higher than 0.5% are not recommended, see Contraindications, Warnings and Precautions, Pregnancy and Lactation

– Minor: local infiltration, peribulbar block in ophthalmic surgery.
Adults: Pain management
– Continuous epidural infusion, single or multiple bolus administration for postoperative, labor or chronic pain.
– For continuous epidural analgesia, levobupivacaine hydrochloride monohydrate may be administered in combination with epidural fentanyl, morphine, or clonidine.
Children
Levobupivacaine hydrochloride monohydrate is indicated in children for infiltration analgesia (ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric blocks).

Dosage

12 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE
Surgical anesthesia
- Epidural for surgery (0.5-0.75%) 10-20 ml [50-150 mg]
- Epidural for Caesarean section (0.5%) 15-30 ml [75-150 mg]
- Peripheral nerve (0.25-0.5%) 1-40 ml [maximum 150 mg]
- Intrathecal (0.5%) 3 ml [15 mg]
- Ophtalmic (0.75%) 5-15 ml [37.5-112.5 mg]
- Local infiltration (0.25%) 1-60 ml [maximum 150 mg]

Pain management
- Labor analgesia (epidural bolus with 0.25%) 10-20 ml [25-50 mg]
- Labor analgesia (epidural infusion with 0.125%) 4-10 ml/hour [5-12.5 mg/hour]
- Postoperative pain (epidural infusion with 0.125%) 10-15 ml/hour or (0.25%) 5-7.5 ml/hour [12.5- 18.75 mg/hour]

Epidural doses up to 375 mg have been administered incrementally to patients during a surgical procedure.

The maximum dose in 24 hours for intraoperative block and postoperative pain management was 695 mg.

The maximum dose administered as a postoperative epidural infusion over 24 hours was 570 mg.

The maximum dose administered to patients as a single fractionated injection was 300 mg for brachial plexus block.

For Caesarean section, the maximum recommended dose is 150 mg.

0 TO 12 YEARS OLD
Surgical anesthesia
Local infiltration (0.25%) 0.50 ml/kg/side or (0.5%) 0.25 ml/kg/side

The maximum recommended dose for infiltration analgesia (ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric block) is 1.25 mg/kg/side

ADMINISTRATION
The rapid injection of a large volume of local anesthetic solution should be avoided and fractional (incremental) doses should always be used. The smallest dose and concentration required to produce the desired result should be administered. The use of levobupivacaine hydrochloride monohydrate is not recommended for more than 24 hours.