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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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Got ehlers danlos syndrome, tooth extraction, it wouldn't budge. Mepivacaine and still felt pain when drilling. Really don't want a general!

Got ehlers danlos syndrome, tooth extraction, it wouldn't budge. Mepivacaine and still felt pain when drilling. Really don't want a general!

Specialist: See a specialist, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, for a discussion of all your options. Perhaps sedation combined with local anesthesia wold be a choice. ...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?

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

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Can I get numb enough for root canal with just carbocaine?

Can I get numb enough for root canal with just carbocaine?

Yes...: Any of the local anesthetics are usually in the 'caine' family. The most important part of the answer to your question is: was it administered correctly by the dentist, and was enough give. Dentist are very good at anesthetizing-:). ...Read more

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I am getting laser fillings without needles. Can carbocaine be used?

I am getting laser fillings without needles. Can carbocaine be used?

Filling without shot: I'm guessing you're having fillings done without getting a shot, and you're asking if topical anesthetic (the numbing jelly) can be used, then yes it can be used, especially if the filling will be near the gums. It will give some local anesthesia to any gum tissue it's applied to, but will not give any numbing to your teeth. ...Read more

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Is it weird for it to take hours for lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?

Is it weird for it to take hours for lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?

It depends: On how the anesthetic was given, how much and if over the course of a long appointment. There are other local anesthetics that are designed to last longer. ...Read more

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Why does it take eight or more hours for lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?

Your body: It is totally dependent on how your body metabolizes substance such as local anesthetic. Some people are fine after a couple of hours, some take all day for the anesthetic to wear off. ...Read more

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Severe neuro reactions to local anesthesia half of a small vial carbocaine separately also epinephrine TIA under gen anesth what is safe at dentist

Two Ideas: You may want to try to find a dentist with experience using the biolase iplus hard and soft tissue dental laser. With most patients, using this laser cavities can be cleaned and prepared for a dental restoration painlessly.

If any drugs are to be used, with your history, then treatment in a hospital with a dental service is advisable, so appropriate medical assistance is available. ...Read more

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I have a true, tested allergy to xylocaine (lidocaine). I've used carbocaine ok for years. Could I develop an allergy to it as well? I need some major dental work and I always worry that I will have a reaction.

I have a true, tested allergy to xylocaine (lidocaine). I've used carbocaine ok for years. Could I develop an allergy to it as well? I need some major dental work and I always worry that I will have a reaction.

Local Anes Allergy: It is always possible to develop an allergy but the likelihood is extremely small. I have never personally heard or seen a patient allergic to Carbocaine. You can always discuss this with an Allergist and be tested first by small subcutaneous injection prior to procedure. ...Read more

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I ve had neurologic reactions to low doses of local anesthesia 1 2 of a small vial or carbocaine and also epinephrine topically fine with lidocane an alergist advises using gas from now on however I have a root cnal and several deep filing replacements am

I ve had neurologic reactions to low doses of local anesthesia 1 2 of a small vial or carbocaine and also epinephrine topically fine with lidocane an alergist advises using gas from now on however I have a root cnal and several deep filing replacements am

A safe choice: Would be to have a dentist do the work in a hospital setting with a board certified anesthesiologist. You will be monitored during and after the procedure for complications. One option for you that avoids local use would be to have general anesthesia. Not a common choice for root canal, but maybe appropriate in your case. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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