Mepivacaine hydrochloride

[meh-PIV-ah-kayn] Pregnancy Category: C

Carbocaine, Carbocaine with Neo-Cobefrin, Isocaine, Polocaine, Polo-caine MPF, Polocaine/Levonorde-frin, Isocaine/Levonordefrin Classification: Amide local anesthet-

See also Amide Local Anesthetic Agents.

Action/Kinetics: Blocks nerve action potential by inhibiting ion fluxes across the cell membrane. Onset: 210 min, Duration: 20 min-4 hr, Re-nally excreted and metabolized by the liver.

Uses: Local dental anesthesia, nerve block, caudal anesthesia, epidural, pain relief, paracervical block, transvaginal block or infiltration. Contraindications: See also Amide Local Anesthetic Agents.

Special Concerns: See also Amide Local Anesthetic Agents. Side Effects: See also Amide Local Anesthetic Agents.

Drug Interactions: See also Amide Local Anesthetic Agents. How Supplied: Injection without vasoconstrictor: 1%, 1.5%, 2%, 3%; Injection wth vasoconstrictor: 2% with levonordefrin 1:20,000

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