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Generic Name: mepivacaine [me-PIV-a-kane
Names of brands: Polocaine, Polocaine Dental, Polocaine-MPF Scandonest Carbocaine HCL
Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

What is Scandonest?

Scandonest is an anesthetic (numbing medication) that blocks nerve impulses that transmit signals of pain to the brain.

Scandonest is a local (in only one location) anesthetic in the treatment of a spinal or epidural block. It can also be employed as an anesthetic in dental procedures.Scandonest could even be prescribed for additional uses that are not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Scandonest

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice any of the symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction: itching, hives, and skin redness; nausea; sweating; vomiting; experiencing hotness; rapid heartbeats; sneezing or difficulty breathing; fainting; dizziness or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat,

Inform your caregiver immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Tingling and numbness in your lips or mouth metallic tastes in your mouth
  • Ringing in your ears; fuzzy vision; blurred or distorted speech; migraine;
  • Anxiety, depression, tiredness,  the feeling that you're going to pass out;
  • Low heart rate slow heart rate, weak pulse breath that is shallow or weak;
  • Fever, neck stiffness, and more sensitiveness to light
  • Shaking or muscles shaking or twitching, being anxious or uneasy;
  • Permanent numbness, weakness, or a loss of movement in your feet or legs;
  • The loss of bladder control;
  • Loss of sensation in your abdomen loss of feeling in your genitals or groin;
  • Difficulty or painful urination
  • Rapid heart rate rapid breathing, a hot sensation

Common adverse consequences of Scandonest include:

  • Anxiety being restless or elated;
  • Depression, dizziness;
  • Tremors
  • Blurred vision and the sound of your ears.

It's not a complete list of all possible side effects. There are many other adverse effects can be observed. See your physician for medical advice regarding the consequences. If you have any concerns, you can report them with your FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Numbing medicines for spinal nerves may have lasting or permanent impacts on certain bodily processes. Discuss with your physician the risk you face of damage to your nerves from Scandonest.

Prior to use this drug

You shouldn't take Scandonest if, in the past, you've suffered reactions to an allergen or form of numbing drug.

To be sure Scandonest is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • Blood pressure, and hypertension
  • Heart disease or an antecedent family history of stroke;
  • Heart rhythm disorders;
  • Coronary arterial disease;
  • Epilepsy or any other seizure disorder
  • A drug allergy;
  • If you are a regular user of medications (especially for treating migraine depression, migraine headaches, and mental health),

FDA classification for pregnancy C It's not clear whether Scandonest can harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant using Scandonest.

It isn't clear if mepivacaine gets into breast milk or whether it can harm breastfeeding babies. Inform your doctor if you are nursing your baby.

How to take Scandonest?

To treat an epidural or spinal block, Scandonest is injectable into the region that is located in the lower part of your back, close to your spine. The injection will be administered in a surgical or hospital setting.

As a dental procedure Scandonest injections are made into the gum line within your mouth. This injection is administered in a dentist's clinic or an oral surgery location.Your blood pressure, breathing level, oxygen levels, and other vital signs could be monitored closely during your treatment with Scandonest.

Numbing drugs for the spine may have lasting effects on specific body functions. This can include sexual functions, bladder and bowel control, as well as movement or sensation in your feet or legs. Consult your doctor about the specific risk of damage to your nerves from Scandonest.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Scandonest is prescribed prior to surgery or any other medical procedure, you're not likely to be following an exact schedule for taking the drug.

What happens if I overdose?

Contact your caregivers immediately. If you believe you've been exposed to too much Scandonest,

Overdose symptoms can include severe drowsiness, seizures (convulsions), rapid breathing, or an elongated heart.

What should be avoided?

Following your dental procedure, refrain from snacking, eating gum, or drinking hot beverages until the sensation within your mouth is completely gone. Scandonest may cause numbness over an extended period of time. If you chew while your mouth isn't numb, it can cause bite-related trauma to your lips, tongue, or the inside of your cheek.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interfere with mepivacaine. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. 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.