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Carbocaine Side Effects

Generic Name: mepivacaine

Note: This document contains side effect information about mepivacaine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Carbocaine.

Applies to mepivacaine: injection solution

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking mepivacaine (the active ingredient contained in Carbocaine)

Incidence not known

  • Anxiety
  • blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • cold, clammy, pale skin
  • confusion
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • cough
  • decrease in the frequency and amount of urine
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • difficulty swallowing
  • discouragement
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • drowsiness
  • excitement
  • false or unusual sense of well-being
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • feeling sad or empty
  • general feeling of illness
  • hearing loss
  • hives, itching, skin rash
  • inability to breathe without assistance
  • irritability
  • lack of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • nausea
  • painful urination
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • restlessness
  • seizures
  • severe headache
  • shivering
  • slow heart rate
  • slowing of labor
  • stiff neck or back
  • sweating
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weakness of the muscles in your face

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of mepivacaine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • decreased sexual performance or desire
  • feeling of heat
  • loss of bladder and bowel control
  • loss of genital sensation and sexual function
  • no sensation in the legs
  • numbness
  • unable to move the legs

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.