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Polocaine Side Effects

Generic Name: mepivacaine

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug mepivacaine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Polocaine.

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 Polocaine) 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;

  • depression, dizziness;

  • tremors; or

  • 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.

It is possible that some side effects of Polocaine may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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