What is it? 
Mepivacaine-HCL is a short-acting local anesthetic belonging to the group of amide-type local anesthetics.

How can I avoid it? 
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

  • Local anesthesia for dental procedures by infiltration
  • Nerve block in adults and pediatric patients.

Other names for Mepivacaine-HCL:
  • Carbocaine
  • Polocaine
  • Scandonest 
  • 2-Piperidinecarboxamide, N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-1-methyl, monohydrochloride

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances: 
  • Amide-type local anesthesia
    • Bupivacaine
    • Cinchocaine (Dibucaine
    • Etidocaine
    • Nupercaine
    • Prilocaine
    • Other amide anesthetics 

How safe is it?

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