A 48-year-old member asked:
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read about nupercainal which contains dibucaine. whats that?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Local anesthetic: It's an amide local anesthetic like lidocaine. The main use by anesthesiologists in us nowadays is as a way to test for extreme sensitivity to succinylcholine. I believe it is used in uk more. Because of its effects on plasma cholinesterase, tell anesthesiologist about use or stop if planning surgery.
Answered on Mar 29, 2015
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