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Name of the generic: mepivacaine mepivacaine me-PIV-a-kane me-PIV-a-kane
Names of brands: Polocaine, Polocaine Dental, Polocaine-MPF, Scandonest, and Carbocaine HCl
Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

What is Polocaine-MPF?

Polocaine-MPF is an anesthetic (numbing medication) that blocks nerve impulses that transmit signals of pain to your brain. Polocaine-MPF can be used as a local (in only one location) anesthetic in the treatment of spinal or epidural block. It can also be used as an anesthetic during dental procedures. Polocaine-MPF can also be used for different uses that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Polocaine-MPF 

Seek medical attention immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction: itching, hives, and skin redness. Nausea, vomiting, sweating, and feeling hot; rapid heartbeats; sneezing or difficulty breathing; fainting; dizziness or swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Inform your caregiver immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Numbness and tingling sensations in your lips and mouth; metal taste that you can feel in the mouth
  • Ringing in your ears; fuzzy vision; blurred speech; migraine;
  • The confusion, depression, extreme tiredness, and feeling that you're going to pass out
  • Low heart rate slow heart rate, weak pulse slow or shallow breathing;
  • Fever, neck stiffness, and greater sensitivities to light
  • Shaking or muscles that twitches and experiencing a sense of anxiety or agitation;
  • Persistent numbness, weakness, or a loss of motion in your feet or legs;
  • The loss of bladder control;
  • Feeling loss of your abdomen, the genitals, or your groin;
  • Uncomfortable or difficult to urinate and
  • High heart rate, rapid breathing, and a hot sensation.

Common side effects of the drug polocaine-mpf can include:

  • Anxiety being restless or elated;
  • Depression, dizziness;
  • Shaking or
  • Blurred vision, and ringing in your ears.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


The use of numbing medicines for spinal nerves may have lasting or permanent effects on some body functions. Discuss with your physician the risk you face of sustaining nerve damage resulting from Polocaine MPF.

Prior to use this drug

You shouldn't take Polocaine MPF in the event that you've had the reaction of an allergy to any form of numbing medication.

To ensure Polocaine MPF is suitable for you, inform your physician if you suffer from:

  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • Blood pressure, and hypertension;
  • The heart or an antecedent previous stroke;
  • Heart rhythm disorders;
  • Coronary arteriac disease;
  • Epilepsy or any other seizures;
  • A drug allergy; or
  • If you frequently use medications regularly (especially for treating migraines or depression), the mental health

FDA classification for pregnancy C It isn't known whether Polocaine MPF could affect a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant while taking Polocaine-MPF.

It isn't clear if mepivacaine is absorbed into breast milk or whether it is harmful to the nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are nursing your baby.

How to take Polocaine-MPF?

In the case of an epidural or spinal block, polocaine MPF is administered to a region located in the lower part of your back that is close to your spine. The injection will be administered in a surgical or hospital setting. In a dental procedure Polocaine-MPF injections are made into the gums of your mouth. This injection is administered at a dental office or at an oral surgery location.

Your blood pressure, breathing levels, oxygen levels, and other vital signs could be closely monitored while you receive Polocaine MPF. Numbing drugs for the spine can cause long-lasting effects on specific body functions. This can include sexual functions, bladder and bowel control, as well as movement or sensations in your feet or legs. Discuss with your physician the risk you face of nerve damage caused by Polocaine-MPF.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Polocaine-MPF is required prior to a surgical procedure or any other medical procedure, you're not likely to be following the schedule of dosing.

What happens if I overdose?

Inform your caregivers immediately. If you believe you've been exposed to too much Polocaine MPF,

The symptoms of an overdose can include severe drowsiness, seizures (convulsions), breathlessness, or a slow heart rate.

What should be avoided?

After the procedure, you should avoid snacking, eating gum, or drinking hot drinks until the sensation within your mouth is fully restored. Polocaine-MPF may cause numbness over an extended period of time. Chewing when your mouth isn't numb can cause bite-related damage to your lips, tongue, or the inside of your cheek.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interfere with mepivacaine. This includes medicines that are available in the form of prescription or over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Be sure to inform your health professionals about any medications you take in the present and any medication that you decide to stop or change your use of.