Mepivacaine is an anesthetic (numbing medicine) that blocks the nerve impulses that send pain signals to your brain. Mepivacaine is used as a local (in only one area) anesthetic for an epidural or spinal block. It is also used as an anesthetic for dental procedures. Mepivacaine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Mepivacaine is a drug that was first introduced in the market in the 1960s for the management of local anesthetic usage. This drug is more effective when compared to its counterpart procaine. It is seen and administered to patients who are about to undergo a surgery even if it is minor or major.