Which drug is an amide?
pharmacology, drugs, amide, dental hygiene exam prep

(A.) Procaine
(B.) Mepivacaine
(C.) Propoxycaine
(D.) Cocaine

pharmacology, drugs, amide, dental hygiene exam prep
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Answer: (B.) Mepivacaine

Mepivacaine, articaine, prilocaine, lidocaine, and bupivacaine are amides.
3% mepivacaine plain is recommended for patients when vasoconstrictors are contraindicated and for shorter dental procedures.
Procaine, propoxycaine, and cocaine are esters.

NOTE: names of esters have one “i,” while names of amides contain two “i”s.

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Claire Jeong, RDH, MS
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