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Carbocaine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is mepivacaine (Carbocaine)?
- What are the possible side effects of mepivacaine (Carbocaine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about mepivacaine (Carbocaine)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving mepivacaine (Carbocaine)?
- How is mepivacaine given (Carbocaine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Carbocaine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Carbocaine)?
- What should I avoid after receiving mepivacaine (Carbocaine)?
- What other drugs will affect mepivacaine (Carbocaine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Carbocaine)?
Since mepivacaine is given as needed before a surgery or other medical procedure, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Carbocaine)?
Tell your caregivers right away if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, fainting, seizure (convulsions), shallow breathing, or slow heart rate.
What should I avoid after receiving mepivacaine (Carbocaine)?
This medication can cause numbness for an extended period of time. Avoid eating, chewing gum, or drinking hot liquids until the feeling in your mouth has returned completely. Chewing while your mouth is numb could result in a bite injury to your tongue, lips, or inside of your cheek.
What other drugs will affect mepivacaine (Carbocaine)?
Before receiving mepivacaine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- cold medicine, diet pills, stimulants, or medication to treat ADHD;
- medicine to treat a psychiatric disorder (Haldol, Inapsine, Thorazine, Prolixin, Serentil, Mellaril, and others);
- medication to treat nausea and vomiting, such as Compazine or Motillium;
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), ergonovine (Ergotrate), or methylergonovine (Methergine);
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate); or
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with mepivacaine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about mepivacaine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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