What is Carbocaine?

Mepivacaine 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 became available in the United States in the 1960s.

Mepivacaine is used in any infiltration and regional anesthesia.

Questions and answers on "Carbocaine"

50 years old - same dentist for 30+ years. No problems , no anxiety. 2 months ago go for filling - topical benzocaine; injected lidocaine . Weird...

doctor1 MD

Hi thanks for your question.
Both lidocaine and Benzocaine are known for their allergic reaction
It is not necessary that once the allergy test is...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I have had a dental reaction I was told because of the epi in the lidocaine being injected wrong resulting in rapid pulse. Since then carbocaine...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
They both are amide group of anaesthetics.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing in.

Epinephrine is used for decreasing blood loss...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Carbocaine

Ask Question
Doctor Image

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Disease & Conditions
Related Lab Tests
Related Procedures