NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

extended release bupivacaine hydrochloride resorbable matrix formulation
An extended release (ER) injectable formulation composed of the hydrochloride salt form of bupivacaine, an amide-type, long-acting local anesthetic, in a resorbable sucrose acetate isobutyrate-based matrix, with analgesic activity. Following administration in or around a specific site, ER bupivacaine is released from the matrix over an extended period of time. Upon release, bupivacaine reversibly binds to specific voltage-gated sodium ion channels in the neuronal membrane, resulting in a decrease in the voltage-dependent membrane permeability to sodium ions, membrane destabilization, and depolarization inhibition thus disrupting nerve impulse conduction. This eventually leads to a reversible loss of sensation. This formulation may provide pain relief up to 72 hours. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:ER bupivacaine HCl
extended release bupivacaine hydrochloride
SABER-bupivacaine chloride
sustained release bupivacaine hydrochloride
US brand name:Posidur