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Mepivacaine hydrochloride is 2-Piperidinecarboxamide, N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-1-methyl, monohydrochloride.
It is a white crystalline odorless powder, soluble in water, but very resistant to both acid and alkaline hydrolysis.
CARBOCAINE is a local anesthetic available as sterile isotonic solutions (clear, colorless) in concentrations of 1%, 1.5%, and 2% for injection via local infiltration, peripheral nerve block, and caudal and lumbar epidural blocks.
Mepivacaine hydrochloride is related chemically and pharmacologically to the amide-type local anesthetics. It contains an amide linkage between the aromatic nucleus and the amino group.