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Why does the drug xylocaine (lidocaine) sometimes contain epinephrine?

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Dr. David Tambor answered

Specializes in Pain Management

To help it last long: Dentist use xylocaine (lidocaine) with Epinephrine to extend to effective anesthesia time.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Long action: Epinephrine will allow using higher dose of xylocaine (lidocaine) and so will work longer time. Also it will cause spasm in blood vessels and this will limit bleeding.

Answered 6/25/2014

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