Mepivacaine is a medication often used for anesthesia during dental procedures via injection in order to numb the surrounding surgical area so the patient does not feel any pain during the procedure and shortly afterwards.
Mepivacaine can also be given intravenously in order to sedate the patient, which is often helpful for patients who have anxiety or are very nervous about dental procedures or dental visits in general.
Large doses of Mepivacaine may cause sedation, immobility, confusion, dissociation and amnesia which is also one of the reasons some individuals try to obtain this drug and inject it themselves to feel these effects as a way to use it recreationally. This is a highly dangerous drug to administer yourself due to the associated complications, intense side effects and heightened ability to become addicted and dependent on Mepivacaine over a long period of time. Mepivacaine SHOULD NOT be administered if you are currently taking other drowsy-inducing medications like cold and allergy medication, sleeping pills, narcotic pain relievers and sedatives. It is important to note that because of the sedative effects of this drug, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery while under the influence of Mepivacaine.
Mepivacaine Side Effects
Adverse side effects can be felt from using Mepivacaine both in mild and severe cases. When administered from a medical professional, the lowest dose possible is used to avoid some of these effects but when individuals are using it recreationally, the side effects become more severe from not knowing what dose is recommended or abusing the drug.
Some adverse side effects of Mepivacaine include an increase in blood levels, cardiac complications especially with people who have a heart block or cardiac rhythm issues, central nervous system effects, drowsiness, disorientation, confusion, excitation, inflammation of the area injected, hypersensitivity, anxiety, nervousness, depression, body tremors and shaking, dizziness, and flu-like symptoms such as chills and sweating. There may also be allergic reactions of individuals who are allergic to this drug or local anesthetics in general that may include redness, puffiness and swelling along with nausea, vomiting and dizziness.