8. Drugs Used During Interventional Pain Procedures

  1. P. Prithvi Raj MBBS, FFARCS (Eng), FIPP1 and
  2. Serdar Erdine MD, FIPP2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch8

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

How to Cite

Raj, P. P. and Erdine, S. (2012) Drugs Used During Interventional Pain Procedures, in Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Istanbul Pain Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670385

Online ISBN: 9781118300480



  • drugs in interventional pain procedures, and contrast agents in interventions;
  • local anesthetic agents, ester and amide agents;
  • newer local anesthetics, chiral forms;
  • metabolism of local anesthetics, metabolic fate important;
  • ester local anesthetics, PABA or substituted PABA formation;
  • amide local anesthetics, by circulation to liver before biotransformation;
  • lidocaine biotransformation, that of bupivacaine with dealkylization;
  • local anesthetics and undesired effects, interfering with organ functions;
  • neurolytic drugs and permanent effects on nerve conduction, physical and chemical;
  • neurolytic drugs and complications, rules for neurolytic blocks


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Local anesthetics

  • Neurolytic drugs

  • Contrast agents

  • Corticosteroids

  • Authors' notes

  • Further reading