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Commonly-used local anaesthetics include:

  • lignocaine
  • prilocaine
  • bupivacaine

The following esters have limited, specialised roles:

  • amethocaine - bronchoscopy
  • cocaine - ENT surgery

Overdosage of any local anaesthetic can result convulsions, twitching and psychosis.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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