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Brand name: Scandonest Special 2% / 1 in 100 000 TM

Active ingredients: mepivacaine + adrenaline (epinephrine)

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT MAY 2003: Scandonest 2% Special is recommended for oral surgery requiring prolonged duration of anaesthesia and haemostasis.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Infiltration.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear colourless solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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