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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Carbocaine (Overview)

Carbocaine is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


Dr. Ana Adelstein
51 doctors shared insights

Carbocaine (Overview)

Carbocaine is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Two different meds: If I understood your question correctly, lidocaine (an amide) is also a local anesthetic, yet chemically it is different from tetracaine (an ester). The chance of allergic reaction is higher with ester-type drug (Novocaine, tetracaine). Duration and metabolism is also different. One should consult a doctor with the specific questions regarding safety. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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General anesthetic vs novocain, (procaine) what's the difference?

General anesthetic vs novocain, (procaine) what's the difference?

With Lidocaine..: .... You're not asleep, you're just numb. With a general anesthetic, you're asleep. ...Read more

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Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

It's an amino: Amide local anesthetic used in dentistry. As an anesthesiologist i don't use it except in a combination with Lidocaine in the form of a cream. The cream is call Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream. Used on the skin to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Fairly safe but associated with methemoglobinemia. A disorder in which hemoglobin it's not capable to bind to oxygen. ...Read more

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Are novocain (procaine) injections at the dentist painful?

Are novocain (procaine) injections at the dentist painful?

Minimal: I have many patients that fear this, and most are surprised when they are done, admitting they are not that bad. There are several locations to get injections. Some are more uncomfortable than others, but usually the worst ones last 1-2 seconds. Good technique, topical anesthetic, and warming the temperature of the anesthetic are all ways to make injections as comfortable as possible. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aneshtetic benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine creams?

What is the difference between aneshtetic benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine creams?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...Read more

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Dental local anesthetic used in singapore?

Dental local anesthetic used in singapore?

Same: Dental anesthetics are pretty much the same all over. They are primarily the amide variety such as Lidocaine and mepivicaine. Ester varieties like novocaine are no longer used. ...Read more

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Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Lidocaine many uses: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that is used for many purposes. It works by blocking signals in nerves. It may be injected in and around a wound to numb an area for cleaning or suturing, or prior to a biopsy or incision. It can be injected near the spinal nerves for an epidural or spinal block. It is an ingredient in sunburn meds, and can be injected intravenously to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Epidural block is regional, local or, general anesthesia?

Epidural block is regional, local or, general anesthesia?

Regional: An epidural block refers to either anesthesia or analgesia. The later is used for pain control for labo, after surgery , renal stones or other pain conditions. The former is used for surgery itself. The difference is the strength of the local anesthetic used for the block. The stronger the dose the more numb you become. ...Read more

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How much can a local anesthetic (novacaine) cost?

How much can a local anesthetic (novacaine) cost?

Cost of drug: Not much really! however, the cost of an injection of "novocaine" depends on who does it, what for and where! in a hospital it might cost a lot more than in an office. A specialist performing an intricate injection might charge several times more than a generalist injecting for a biopsy for example. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between anesthetic benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine creams?

Normally the: difference in different local anesthetics is duration of action and possibly cardiac toxicity. But an important difference between prilocaine and Benzocaine and lidocaine/Xylocaine is the first two are esters and have a much greater chance of an allergic reaction than the amide. ...Read more

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Does the novocain (procaine) shot hurt for cavity filling?

No: Your dentist will most likely use a topical anesthetic to numb the gingival tissues prior to injection. ...Read more

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Is versed (midazolam) for wisdom teeth extraction considered general anesthetic?

Is versed (midazolam) for wisdom teeth extraction considered general anesthetic?

No: Midazolam (versed) is a powerful but relatively short-acting benzodiazepine used for sedation before surgery. It is not an anesthetic agent. Other medications are used for general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...Read more

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How are lidocaine hydrochloride and lidocaine different?

Acidity of solution: The hydrochloride is added to adjust the acidity of the solution to make the drug more potent. ...Read more

Dr. Hector Chapa
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Mepivacaine (Definition)

Mepivacaine is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more