A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital. This medicine is given through a needle injected into the surgical site (such as big toe).
This medicine should cause numbness only to the area where it is injected. You may experience temporary loss of sensation or motor skills to the area injected. This type of numbing procedure is called local anesthesia. It is not meant to cause you to fall asleep or become unconscious.
Bupivacaine liposome injection (Exparel™) works differently with other formulations of bupivacaine, even at the same dose (number of milligrams). Do not convert or change the dosing from any other formulations of bupivacaine to Exparel™.