Historical information

Bupivacaine is used as a local anaesthetic. It is given as an epidural injection into the spinal column to produce numbness during labour, surgery, and for certain other medical procedures. It is also sometimes used as an anaesthetic for dental procedures.


This is one of a collection of items received from the practice of Dr Lachlan Hardy-Wilson, FRCOG, Launceston, Tasmania.

Physical description

Bottle of medication in sterile packaging. The bottle is 20ml and contains bupivacaine hydrochloride. Label on packaging reads 'STERILE THEATRE PACK/20ml MarcainTM 0.25%/BUPIVACAINE HCI/Store below 25C'.