EXPAREL® is a long-acting, non-opioid, numbing medication that is administered by your doctor during the surgical procedure. It works in your body where you had surgery, unlike opioids, which affect the whole body.
EXPAREL® contains specially formulated bupivacaine (a type of local anesthetic) that is designed to be slowly released over time, giving you long-lasting pain control for the first few days after surgery, when you need it most. As a result, you may need fewer doses of other pain medications, including opioids. In fact, EXPAREL® is proven to help patients use fewer opioids as they start their recovery.* More than 5 million patients have received EXPAREL® since 2012.