INDICATIONS : CHLOROPROCAINE
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Chloroprocaine (trade name Nesacaine, Nesacaine-MPF) is a local anesthetic given by injection during surgical procedures and labor and delivery. Chloroprocaine constricts blood vessels resulting in reduced blood loss; this is in contrast to other local anesthetics (e.g. lidocaine, which do not do such). Chloroprocaine is an ester anesthetic.
Chloroprocaine is intended for production of local anesthesia by nerve block, infiltration, caudal or other epidural blocks. Chloroprocaine Hydrochloride Injection is not to be used for subarachnoid administration.
Chloroprocaine belongs to a class of medications known as anesthetics. Chloroprocaine works by blocking the nerve impulses that send signals to the brain. This medication creates a temporary lack of feeling or numbness, called anesthesia.
Chloroprocaine , like other local anesthetics, blocks the generation and the conduction of nerve impulses, presumably by increasing the threshold for electrical excitation in the nerve, by slowing the propagation of the nerve impulse and by reducing the rate of rise of the action potential.
Indication: For the production of local anesthesia by infiltration and peripheral nerve block. Not to be used for lumbar or caudal epidural anesthesia.
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What is Anesthesia? An anesthetic (anaesthetic), is a drug that causes anesthesia — reversible loss of sensation. They contrast with analgesics (painkillers), which relieve pain without eliminating sensation. These drugs are generally administered to facilitate surgery. A wide variety of drugs are used in modern anesthetic practice. Many are rarely used outside of anesthesia, although others are used commonly by all disciplines. Anesthetics are categorized in to two classes: general anesthetics, which cause a reversible loss of consciousness, and local anesthetics, which cause a reversible loss of sensation for a limited region of the body while maintaining consciousness. Combinations of anesthetics are sometimes used for their synergistic and additive therapeutic effects, however, adverse effects may also be increased.
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