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a local anesthetic.
indications It is prescribed for caudal, epidural, peripheral, or sympathetic anesthetic block.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to any of the amide class of local anesthetics prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are central nervous system disturbances, cardiovascular depression, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, and hypersensitivity reactions.
A local anaesthetic of the amide type used in eye surgery. It is used in 0.25-0.75% solution. It is often mixed with lidocaine hydrochloride. Its action starts after about 5 minutes and lasts for about 10 hours.
a local anesthetic used for peripheral nerve block, infiltration, and sympathetic, caudal or epidural block.