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What are the differences between lidocaine, carbocaine, and septocaine?

What are the differences between lidocaine, carbocaine, and septocaine?

Chemistry: The differences between the three are the active components from which the anesthetics are made. The anesthetics generally fall into one of two categories, amides or esters, and have different levels of duration. Some of the local anesthetics have Epinephrine at different concentrations which can contribute to the duration and effects of the particular anesthetic. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between lidocaine and novocaine?

Please advise what is the difference between lidocaine and novocaine?

Local Anesthetics: Both Lidocaine (xylocaine) and novocaine (procaine) are local anesthetics that anesthetize, or numb. Lidocaine is an amide and novocaine an ester local anesthetic respectively -- this refers to their chemical structure and bonding that dictate onset of action, duration of action and metabolism to some degree. Essentially, they both have the same action. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the effects of lidocaine, dopamine and atropine?

Drug comparison: These three drugs are completely different drugs in different classes and with different side effects. They aren't even related to one another. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the detailed differences between lidocaine and viscous lidocaine?

Same drug: Viscous Lidocaine contains 2% Lidocaine whereas regular Lidocaine is supplied in various concentrations depending on useage. Viscous form is for intra oral anesthesia topically and contains methyl paraben and propyl paraben and sodium carboxymethylcelluloae to adjust the viscosity. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between the effects of lidocaine, dopamine and atropine?

Incomparable: These are numerous, due to the fact that each of this drugs represents 3 different classes of medications: Lidocaine is a na (sodium) channel blocker for local anesthesia and arrhythmia, Dopamine is an inotrope (stimulates heart) and Atropine counteracts acetylcholine, a mediator in autonomous nervous system. They can be used concurrently for treatment of certain heart conditions. Ask your dr. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lidocaine, carbocaine, and septocaine?

Duration of numbness: There are chemical differences and depending on the type differences in the amount pf preservatives and Epinephrine in solution. ...Read more

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Why is it that when the dentist uses the regular lidocaine it does not work for me but the septocaine does?? What is the difference between the two?

Why is it that when the dentist uses the regular lidocaine it does not work for me but the septocaine does?? What is the difference between the two?

Molecule Size: Although the below referenced article may be too technical to be of any use, in summary the smaller molecular size of the active ingredient in Septocaine may allow for better absorption into the bone for local infiltration. You may have really dense bone in the areas that needed treatment.

https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3589513/ ...Read more

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What is the difference between amiodarone vs. Lidocaine in cardiac arrest?

What is the difference between amiodarone vs. Lidocaine in cardiac arrest?

Amio preferred: Lidocaine is no longer listed in acls protocols because of reduced efficacy and potential for toxicity. Amiodarone is the preferred drug. ...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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What are the differences between topical lidocaine 1% cream or gel and topical dibucaine 1% ointment?

Different topical: The only difference that dibucaine is a carboxamide and Lidocaine is an acetamide. ...Read more

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

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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Please help! What is the difference between topical lidocaine 1%cream or gel and topical dibucaine 1% ointment?

Amides: Both Lidocaine and dibucaine bong to the same family of local anesthetics and both can be effective as a topical anesthetic but only Lidocaine can be given by intranous route as dibuvacaine is is most potent and toxic of the local anesthetics. ...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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What's the difference between the different anesthetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

What's the difference between the different anesthetic 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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Do lidocaine patches work?

Yes.: They work for a variety of cutaneous pain syndromes. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine used for?

Local anesthetic: Lidocaine is most commonly used as a local anesthetic to numb the skin or perform a nerve block.

It can also be used to treat ventricular arrhythmias of the heart or used in combination with other drugs in general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Where do I buy lidocaine tablet?

Not an oral med: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that can be injected or given as a topical patch. It doesn't come in pill form. Some patients take oral mexiletine to control abnormal heart rhythms or to treat chronic pain. This medication is sometimes referred to as Lidocaine in pill form, though that's not strictly accurate. It is available only by Rx from your doctor. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine be taken orally?

Oral lidocaine: Should only be used under the supervision of a physician. It can be both cardio toxic and neurotoxic. ...Read more

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How long does lidocaine last for?

1.5 to 2 hours: Though the half-life of Lidocaine is 1.5 to 2 hours, the clinical effectiveness of Lidocaine is usually much shorter (around 30 - 45 minutes). ...Read more

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Please tell me what is lidocaine?

Anesthetic: Lidocaine is a very useful anesthetic usually injected for the performance of local surgery and can also be infused for the control of heart rhythm disturbances. It is a very useful drug with very low toxicity. ...Read more

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How safe is pure lidocaine powder?

Do not try it on: Your own. The safety and effectiveness of Lidocaine depend on proper dosage, correct technique, adequate precautions, and readiness for emergencies. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine makes you passout?

Yes: Lidocaine taken by injection or in high dosed via topical (ointment) can rise to dangerous blood levels if the dose isn't calculated. The Lidocaine will first cause a mouth lip numbness followed by ringing ears and a decrease in blood pressure that's the time you may pass out. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reverse lidocaine?

Time: There is no reversal agent for lidocaine, so you must wait for it to wear off, usually in less than 60-90 minutes. ...Read more

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How long does lidocaine usually last?

How long does lidocaine usually last?

1/2 to 1 1/2 hours: Depending on where the Lidocaine is placed, the relative blood flow and the ph level of the tissues can affect how long Lidocaine lasts. It may be necessary to mix Lidocaine with other agents such as Epinephrine which help keep the Lidocaine in the tissue. Mixing it with long acting agents such as Marcaine can also lengthen the time that Lidocaine lasts. ...Read more

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Could you overdose on lidocaine patches?

Could you overdose on lidocaine patches?

Yes: If one were to wear numerous patches at the same time, then yes. ...Read more

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