Which medications in the drug class Local anesthetics are used in the treatment of Bicipital Tendonitis?

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: Britt A Durham, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Local anesthetics

Local anesthetics block the generation of conduction impulses in a nerve, thereby preventing the transmission of pain.

Bupivacaine (Sensorcaine, Marcaine)

An amide-type local anesthetic that shares similar properties with other drugs in this classification, including lidocaine (Xylocaine; AstraZeneca, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada). Has the advantage of a longer duration of anesthesia.

Administer the smallest dose and concentration that is required to produce the desired results. Dose varies with the anesthetic procedure, the area to be anesthetized, the vascularity of the tissues, and individual tolerance.

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