Causing numbness during surgical procedures, labor, or delivery. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
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).
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Mepivacaine . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Mepivacaine . However, no specific interactions with Mepivacaine are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Mepivacaine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Mepivacaine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Mepivacaine .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Abnormal skin sensations; anxiety; backache; changes in speech patterns; chills; constricted pupils; depression; headache; inability to urinate or defecate; lightheadedness; metallic taste; numbness and tingling of the mouth and lips; numbness in the legs and feet; ringing in the ears; sexual dysfunction; twitching; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; changes in hearing; chest pain; convulsions; dizziness; drowsiness; excessive sweating; excitement; fainting; increased body temperature; increased heartbeat; interrupted breathing; irregular heartbeat; itching; lightheadedness; loss of consciousness; nausea; persistent numbness; redness; restlessness; slow heartbeat; sneezing; tremors; vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include seizures; shortness of breath; slow heartbeat.Proper storage of Mepivacaine :
Store Mepivacaine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief exposure at temperatures up to 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) will not affect the product. Keep Mepivacaine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Mepivacaine . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.