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When appropriate, patients should be informed in advance that they may experience temporary loss of sensation and motor activity, usually in the lower half of the body, following proper administration of caudal or epidural anesthesia. Also, when appropriate, the physician should discuss other information including adverse reactions listed in the package insert on CARBOCAINE (mepivacaine) .
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/4/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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