mepivacaine

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mepivacaine

 [mĕ-piv´ah-kān]
a lidocaine analogue used in the form of the hydrochloride salt as a local anesthetic.
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Mepivacaine (mepivacaine hydrochloride) is characterized by a similarly strong anaesthetic effect as lidocaine.
Since 1.5% mepivacaine is not commercially available in Canada, this concentration was achieved by diluting 2% mepivacaine hydrochloride (Carbocaine[R] 2%, Hospira, Montreal, Canada) with preservative-free normal saline.
Therefore, stock solutions of mepivacaine 1% and bupivacaine 0.25% were prepared from mepivacaine hydrochloride 2% W/V [Mepicain 2% (Monico SPA)] and bupivacaine hydrochloride: 5 mg/mL (0.5% W/V) [Marcaina 5 mg/mL (Astra Zeneca)], respectively, by diluting 1:1 the commercially available solutions with the relevant vehicles.