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Is mepivacaine still a common anesthetic?

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Dr. Eric Nelson
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Eric Nelson
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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
It's generic name for the branded name Carbocaine!
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
It has the advantage of not needing epinephrine (adrenaline) to make it last.
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