What is the role of bupivacaine (Marcaine) in the administration of infraorbital nerve block?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Karen M Byrne, MD; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Bupivacaine (Marcaine) is another frequently used anesthetic agent.

  • The onset of action of bupivacaine is slower than that of lidocaine.

  • The duration of anesthesia of bupivacaine is about 4-8 times longer than that of lidocaine.

The dose of anesthetic used in typical volumes for this procedure is not toxic.

For more information, see Local Anesthetic Agents, Infiltrative Administration.


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