A 47-year-old member asked:
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please help! what is the purpose of giving epinephrine with lidocaine for anesthesia?

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Dr. Jennifer McAroy
16 years experience Dentistry
Epi and anesthesia: Epinephrine causes blood vessels to constrict and alps the anesthetic to stay in the area longer to increase duration of the effect.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
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Overdose: Yes, if you exceed the lethal dose of Lidocaine and epinephrine.

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