MARCAIN is used to prevent or relieve pain, but it will not put you to sleep.
MARCAIN is also used after surgery to relieve pain. It can also be used to make childbirth less painful.
MARCAIN belongs to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.
When injected, it makes the nerves nearby unable to pass messages to the brain and will therefore prevent or relieve pain.
Depending on the amount used, MARCAIN will either totally stop pain or will cause a partial loss of feeling.
MARCAIN is sometimes combined with adrenaline to make it last longer. Adrenaline makes the blood vessels at the site of injection narrower, which keeps the MARCAIN where it is needed for a longer time.
Your doctor will have explained why you are being treated with MARCAIN and told you what dose you will be given.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully.
They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for uses other than those listed above. Ask your doctor if you want more information.
MARCAIN is not addictive