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What is chloroprocaine?

Chloroprocaine, known by the brand names Nesacaine and Nesacaine MPF, is found in the group of medications known as anesthetics. It is a nonpyrogenic (producing no heat or fever) local anesthetic used in nerve blocks, which include caudal, infiltration, or other epidural blocks. In short, chloroprocaine blocks the nerve impulses sent to the brain that make you feel pain. Moreover, it continues to affect nerve function by then blocking temperature, touch, proprioception (the perception of movement), and finally, skeletal muscle tone in that order. It comes in injection form only. It comes mixed with sodium chloride (NaCl) and sodium metabisulfite. It is always administered by a professional.

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Should I let my doctor know I am taking chloride?
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Are there any risks in taking chloride?
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What are the side effects of chloroprocaine?
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How can I take chloride?
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