Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Heterocyclic Compounds [D03] » Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring » Piperidines » Mepivacaine
A local anesthetic that is chemically related to BUPIVACAINE but pharmacologically related to LIDOCAINE. It is indicated for infiltration, nerve block, and epidural anesthesia. Mepivacaine is effective topically only in large doses and therefore should not be used by this route. (From AMA Drug Evaluations, 1994, p168) MeSH
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