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Mepivacaine (pronounced /mɛˈpɪvəkeɪn/) is a local anesthetic of the amino amide type. Mepivacaine has a reasonably rapid onset (more rapid than that of procaine) and medium duration of action (shorter than that of procaine) and is marketed under various trade names including Carbocaine and Polocaine.
Additional recommended knowledge
Mepivacaine became available in the United States in the 1960s.
Mepivacaine is used in local infiltration and regional anesthesia. It is chemically related to bupivacaine but pharmacologically related to lidocaine. It is indicated for infiltration, nerve block, and epidural anesthesia. Mepivacaine is effective topically only in large doses and therefore should not be used by this route. (From AMA Drug Evaluations, 1994, p168)
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