Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin
Generic Name: Mepivacaine and Levonordefrin (me PIV a kane & lee voe nor DEF rin)
Brand Name: Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin, Polocaine Dental, Scandonest 2% L
Uses of Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin:
- It is used before dental care to numb the area.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin?
- If you have an allergy to mepivacaine, levonordefrin, or any other part of Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (mepivacaine and levonordefrin).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what
signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check
to make sure that it is safe for you to take Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (mepivacaine and levonordefrin) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of
any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (mepivacaine and levonordefrin). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic side effects have rarely happened. Talk with your doctor.
- A severe blood problem called methemoglobinemia has happened with drugs like this one. The risk may be raised in people who have
glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, heart problems, or lung problems. The risk may also be raised while taking certain other
drugs and in infants younger than 6 months of age. Tell your doctor if you have ever had methemoglobinemia.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (mepivacaine and levonordefrin) affects you.
- If you are allergic to sulfites, talk with your doctor. Some products have sulfites.
- Do not eat while your mouth feels numb. You may bite your tongue.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (mepivacaine and levonordefrin) with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks
to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin) best taken?
Use Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (mepivacaine and levonordefrin) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Your doctor will give Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (mepivacaine and levonordefrin).
- It is given as a shot.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your
doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing;
tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue,
- Signs of methemoglobinemia like a blue or gray color of the lips, nails, or skin; a heartbeat that does not feel normal; seizures; very bad
dizziness or passing out; very bad headache; feeling very sleepy; feeling tired or weak; or shortness of breath. This effect is rare but may be
deadly if it happens.
- Change in balance.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Change in speech.
- Metallic taste.
- Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, confused, or having blurred eyesight.
- Ringing in ears.
- Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
- Feeling nervous and excitable.
- Low mood (depression).
- Fast or slow heartbeat.
What are some other side effects of Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical
help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical
advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was
taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin?
- If you need to store Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (mepivacaine and levonordefrin) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your
pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (mepivacaine and levonordefrin), please talk
with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was
taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
More about Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin (levonordefrin / mepivacaine)
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Editorial References and Review
Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Carbocaine (www.drugs.com/cdi/carbocaine-2-with-neo-cobefrin.html).