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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Carbocaine (Overview)

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


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What is carbocaine?

What is carbocaine?

Local anesthetic: Carbocaine or mepivicaine is a local anesthetic in the amide category that is considered a short acting local anesthetic. It can be and is commonly used in dental offices, and in patients who may be sensitive to xylocaine or lidocaine. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
50 doctors shared insights

Carbocaine (Overview)

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


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What problems can occur when someone gets carbocaine?

What problems can occur when someone gets carbocaine?

Few: Carbocaine is an amide local anesthetic. It's side effects are similar to any amide local anesthetic which can include allergic reactions, nerve injury, and toxicity if overdosed. Sign and symptoms of high levels include ringing in the ears, numbness of the lips, metallic taste in the mouth, confusion, loss of consciousness, heart arrhythmias, or cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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When should doctors use carbocaine with epinephrine and when without epinephrine?

When should doctors use carbocaine with epinephrine and when without epinephrine?

Patient dependent: If the patient has an allergy to xylocaine or lidocaine, Carbocaine is commonly used with or without epinephrine. If a patient has a history of significant cardiovascular disease, Carbocaine without Epinephrine may be the preferred anesthetic. Carbocaine may also be used for patients who do not want a local anesthetic that has a short duration of action, or wears off quickly. ...Read more

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I have a true, tested allergy to xylocaine (lidocaine). I've used carbocaine ok for years. Could I develop an allergy to it as well? I need some major dental work and I always worry that I will have a reaction.

I have a true, tested allergy to xylocaine (lidocaine).  I've used carbocaine ok for years. Could I develop an allergy to it as well? I need some major dental work and I always worry that I will have a reaction.

Local Anes Allergy: It is always possible to develop an allergy but the likelihood is extremely small. I have never personally heard or seen a patient allergic to Carbocaine. You can always discuss this with an Allergist and be tested first by small subcutaneous injection prior to procedure. ...Read more

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Is carbocaine effective enough for a root canal?

Is carbocaine effective enough for a root canal?

Absolutely: Carbocaine is always effective if it is given in the right spot and has enough time to take effect. ...Read more

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Is it weird for it to take hours for lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?

Is it weird for it to take hours for  lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?

It depends: On how the anesthetic was given, how much and if over the course of a long appointment. There are other local anesthetics that are designed to last longer. ...Read more

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Severe neuro reactions to local anesthesia half of a small vial carbocaine separately also epinephrine TIA under gen anesth what is safe at dentist

Two Ideas: You may want to try to find a dentist with experience using the biolase iplus hard and soft tissue dental laser. With most patients, using this laser cavities can be cleaned and prepared for a dental restoration painlessly. If any drugs are to be used, with your history, then treatment in a hospital with a dental service is advisable, so appropriate medical assistance is available. ...Read more

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How long for carbocaine to wear off?

Carbocaine: Carbocaine, or mepivacaine, has a rapid onset ( 3 to 20 minutes depending on concentration and place of injection ) and a moderate duration if 2 to 2 1/2 hours ...Read more

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What is carbocaine?

Local anesthetic: Carbocaine or mepivicaine is a local anesthetic in the amide category that is considered a short acting local anesthetic. It can be and is commonly used in dental offices, and in patients who may be sensitive to xylocaine or lidocaine. ...Read more

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How long for carbocaine to wear off?

Carbocaine: Carbocaine, or mepivacaine, has a rapid onset ( 3 to 20 minutes depending on concentration and place of injection ) and a moderate duration if 2 to 2 1/2 hours ...Read more

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Dr. Hector Chapa
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Mepivacaine (Definition)

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