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How long does an epidural anesthetic last?

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Dr. David Katz answered

Specializes in Neurology

It depends on why it was given. If for childbirth, the epidural lasts a few hours at most once it is removed. If for back pain or a pinched nerve, an epidural anesthetic also contains a steroid so the effect on pain can last months.

Answered Jul 20, 2012

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

On what medications were used.

Answered Nov 19, 2012

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