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Is mepivacaine still a common anesthetic?

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Dr. Eric Nelson
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Yes: Mepivacaine is still commonly used in nerve blocks for regional anesthesia. It provides a relatively quick onset for the block and a medium duration of action.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
It's generic name for the branded name Carbocaine!
Sep 9, 2012
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
It has the advantage of not needing epinephrine (adrenaline) to make it last.
Sep 9, 2012

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