Updated 12 October 2018

Examples of local anaesthetics

Examples include procaine, bupivacaine and lignocaine.

  • Lignocaine (USA: lidocaine): e.g. Remicaine®, Petercaine®
  • Bupivacaine: e.g. Macaine®
  • Ropivacaine: e.g. Naropin®
  • Prilocaine
  • Amethocaine: e.g. Tetracaine®
  • Procaine
  • Cinchocaine: e.g. Dibucaine®
  • Mepivacaine: e.g. Carbocaine®
  • Etidocaine

Reviewed by Prof CL Odendal, senior specialist at the department of anaesthesiology at the University of the Free State, April 2010.


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