CAS 1722-62-9 Mepivacaine Hydrochloride Powdery Topical Anesthesia
Mepivacaine is a local anesthetic. It works by preventing nerves
from transmitting painful impulses to the brain, which creates
temporary anesthesia (lack of feeling or numbness).
Mepivacaine /mɛˈpɪvəkeɪn/ is a local anesthetic of the amide type.
Mepivacaine has a reasonably rapid onset (more rapid than that of
procaine) and medium duration of action (shorter than that of
procaine) and is marketed under various trade names including
Carbocaine and Polocaine.
Mepivacaine hydrochloride stabilizes the neuronal membrane and
prevents the initiation and transmission of nerve impulses, thereby
effecting local anesthesia.
Mepivacaine is used in any infiltration and regional anesthesia.
Mepivacaine became available in the United States in the 1960s.
It is supplied as the hydrochloride salt of the racemate, which
consists of R(-)-mepivacaine and S(+)-mepivacaine in equal
proportions. These two enantiomers have markedly different
|Boiling Point||383.1°C at 760 mmHg|
|Tension||4.52E-06mmHg at 25°C|
How to use Mepivacaine
Mepivacaine is usually administered as an injection at your
doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using mepivacaine
at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by
your health care provider.
Mepivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP, 3% is indicated for
production of local anesthesia for dental procedures by
infiltration or nerve block in adults and pediatric patients.
Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the
reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles,
syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask
your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper
Use mepivacaine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the
medicine for exact dosing instructions.
If mepivacaine contains particles or is discolored, or if the vial
is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it.
If you miss a dose of mepivacaine, contact your doctor right away.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how
to use mepivacaine.
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