bupivacaine/meloxicam (Pending FDA Approval)

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Postoperative Pain

Pending FDA approval for postoperative pain

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Mechanism of Action

Bupivacaine: Local amide anesthetic; blocks generation and conduction of nerve impulses presumably by increasing the electrical excitation threshold in the nerve, by slowing nerve impulse propagation, and by reducing the rate of action potential rise

Meloxicam: Member of oxicam class; inhibits synthesis of prostaglandins in body tissues by inhibiting at least 2 cyclo-oxygenase (COX) isoenzymes, COX-1 and COX-2

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