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Dr. Hector Chapa
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Mepivacaine (Definition)

Mepivacaine is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more


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How large a dose of mepivacaine HCI 3% is required for it to work on a serious wound?

How large a dose of mepivacaine HCI 3% is required for it to work on a serious wound?

It depends: It depends more on the size of the wound. You didn't provide enough information to answer directly. I usually need less than 10 mL for most of the lacerations I repair in my emergency department. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink mepivacaine?

What happens if  you drink mepivacaine?

Drinking mepivacaine: First, your mouth will get very numb. Then you may anesthetize the muscles in your mouth and throat and thus feel like you are choking or gagging on your tonge and completely unable to swallow anything (or it may go into your lungs). So this is not a good idea at all. Otherwise, it is not poisonous by itself. ...Read more

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What happens if mepivacaine HCI 3% is injected into a vaine?

What happens if mepivacaine HCI 3% is injected into a vaine?

Depending: On the quantity,and speed of injection a range from nervous system problems to seizures then cardiac to death ...Read more

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Is mepivacaine still a common anesthetic?

Is mepivacaine still a common anesthetic?

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. ...Read more

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Hexylcaine vs mepivacaine which one is more powerful?

Local anesthetics: Hexylcaine has a much shorter half life than mepivicaine. So, in a practical sense mepivicaine is more powerful. ...Read more

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Is mepivacaine safe in teeth?

Is mepivacaine safe in teeth?

Local anesthesia: Mepivacaine is a type of local anesthetic which is routinely used in practice of dental medicine. As far as you are not allergic to it, it should be fine. ...Read more

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What is the best local anestesic of choice when pregnant lidocaine (category b) or mepivacaine (cat c)?

See below: Depends. For an IV insertion Lidocaine is best. Fast onset and fast removal. For a spinal i would use bupivicaine for a spinal, and Lidocaine for an epidural. Talk to your anesthesiologist for their opinion. If you are talking about dental procedures the amount used is so small that it should not affect the fetus. ...Read more

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What is carbocaine?

What is carbocaine?

Local anesthetic: Carbocaine or mepivicaine is a local anesthetic in the amide category that is considered a short acting local anesthetic. It can be and is commonly used in dental offices, and in patients who may be sensitive to xylocaine or lidocaine. ...Read more

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How long for carbocaine to wear off?

Carbocaine: Carbocaine, or mepivacaine, has a rapid onset ( 3 to 20 minutes depending on concentration and place of injection ) and a moderate duration if 2 to 2 1/2 hours ...Read more

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What problems can occur when someone gets carbocaine?

What problems can occur when someone gets carbocaine?

Few: Carbocaine is an amide local anesthetic. It's side effects are similar to any amide local anesthetic which can include allergic reactions, nerve injury, and toxicity if overdosed. Sign and symptoms of high levels include ringing in the ears, numbness of the lips, metallic taste in the mouth, confusion, loss of consciousness, heart arrhythmias, or cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Is carbocaine used for a root canal procedure?

Is carbocaine used for a  root canal procedure?

Yes: Carbocaine is designed for those individuals with Epinephrine sensitivity. Someone who has cardiac disease or sensitivity to Epinephrine will need Carbocaine for any dental work. It is usually sufficient for root canal treatment. The one downside is that is wears off quickly and is slightly less potent due to the lack of epinephrine. ...Read more

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Is carbocaine effective enough for a root canal?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is carbocaine effective enough for a root canal?

Absolutely: Carbocaine is always effective if it is given in the right spot and has enough time to take effect. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lidocaine, carbocaine, and septocaine?

Duration of numbness: There are chemical differences and depending on the type differences in the amount pf preservatives and Epinephrine in solution. ...Read more

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What are the differences between lidocaine, carbocaine, and septocaine?

What are the differences between lidocaine, carbocaine, and septocaine?

Chemistry: The differences between the three are the active components from which the anesthetics are made. The anesthetics generally fall into one of two categories, amides or esters, and have different levels of duration. Some of the local anesthetics have Epinephrine at different concentrations which can contribute to the duration and effects of the particular anesthetic. ...Read more

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Is carbocaine safe during pregnancy?

Mepivicaine: Mepivicaine (carbocaine) is pregnancy category C, however lidocaine is pregnancy category B and can be used safer. The answer actually depends on what the clinical situation is and whether the drug is needed. Talk to your MD. You can look up any drug and find out its pregnancy category. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Carbocaine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Carbocaine allergy?

Carbocaine allergy: It is called also mepivacaine and is a common local anesthetic. Allergic reaction to Carbocaine include hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling or puffiness of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. (sometimes very serious and life threatening) Nervousness, nausea, vomiting, are only side effects. ...Read more

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When should doctors use carbocaine with epinephrine and when without epinephrine?

When should doctors use carbocaine with epinephrine and when without epinephrine?

Patient dependent: If the patient has an allergy to xylocaine or lidocaine, Carbocaine is commonly used with or without epinephrine. If a patient has a history of significant cardiovascular disease, Carbocaine without Epinephrine may be the preferred anesthetic. Carbocaine may also be used for patients who do not want a local anesthetic that has a short duration of action, or wears off quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Carbocaine (Definition)

Carbocaine is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more