Amnioreduction Medication

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Jenny E Halfhill, DO; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce the pain associated with needle insertion and prevent complications.

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Local Anesthetics, Amides

Class Summary

Local anesthetics are used for local pain relief.

Lidocaine (Xylocaine)

Lidocaine inhibits depolarization of type C sensory neurons by blocking sodium channels. It is injected into the skin and subcutaneous tissue to reduce the pain associated with needle insertion.

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