Carbocaine Side Effects
Generic Name: mepivacaine
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of mepivacaine. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Carbocaine.
Applies to mepivacaine: injectable solution
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking mepivacaine (the active ingredient contained in Carbocaine) hives, itching, skin redness; nausea, vomiting, sweating, feeling hot; fast heartbeats; sneezing, difficult breathing; dizziness, fainting; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregiver right away if you have:
numbness and tingling in your mouth or lips, metallic taste in your mouth;
ringing in your ears, blurred vision, slurred speech, headache;
confusion, depression, severe drowsiness, feeling like you might pass out;
slow heart rate, weak pulse, weak or shallow breathing;
fever, neck stiffness, increased sensitivity to light;
tremors or muscle twitching, feeling anxious or restless;
ongoing numbness, weakness, or loss of movement in your legs or feet;
loss of bladder or bowel control;
loss of feeling in your lower stomach, groin, or genitals;
painful or difficult urination; or
fast heart rate, rapid breathing, feeling hot.
Common side effects may include:
anxiety, feeling restless or excited;
blurred vision, ringing in your ears.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Not all side effects for Carbocaine may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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