Combination of low-dose bupivacaine and opioids provides satisfactory analgesia with less intraoperative hypotension for spinal anesthesia in cesarean section.

AIMS This meta-analysis was undertaken to compare the three most common drug regimens of bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia for cesarean section: high-dose bupivacaine (≥10 mg, HB), low-dose bupivacaine (<10 mg, LB) and combination of low-dose bupivacaine and opioids (LBO). METHODS Databases of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were searched (updated on… CONTINUE READING