Which medications in the drug class Local anesthetics are used in the treatment of Scorpion Envenomation?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Local anesthetics

These agents tend to be more effective than opiates to control paresthesia and pain at the sting site.

Bupivacaine (Marcaine)

Bupivacaine may reduce pain by slowing nerve impulse propagation and reducing action potential, which, in turn, prevents the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses.


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