UK-based drugmaker AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) has entered into an agreement with Mauritius-based Aspen Group's Aspen Global Inc business under which AGI will now acquire the residual rights to the established anaesthetic medicines comprising of Diprivan, EMLA,Xylocaine/Xylocard/Xyloproct, Marcaine, Naropin, Carbocaine and Citanest
, the company said.
Lack of differential effect by Ultracaine (articaine) and Citanest
(prilocaine) in infiltration anaesthesia.
The portfolio contains brands like Carbocaine, Citanest
, Diprivan, Marcaine and Naropin, and it continues to generate stable revenue, with global product sales in 2015 of US$ 592mln.
For pregnant patients for whom ocular surgery is unavoidable, the safest anesthetics may be lidocaine and citanest
, which are category B drugs.
1 g precision scales and sacrificed with Citanest
(3%) immediately afterwards.