Bupivacaine is an anesthetic (numbing medicine) that blocks the nerve impulses that send pain signals to your brain. Bupivacaine liposome is used as a local (in only one area) anesthetic to numb an area of your body for a minor surgery such as bunion removal or hemorrhoid surgery. Bupivacaine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Exparel is a medication used as a local anesthetic, which is used to numb certain areas of the body to prevent the sensation of pain during specific types of surgery. Exparel is often used in one area of the body to provide temporary pain relief during a minor or moderate form of surgery. Exparel may also be used for other purposes not listed here, but as directed by a doctor.