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Dr. William Jakavick
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I was wondering what are the side effects of lidocaine with epinephrine as dental anaesthetic?

I was wondering what are the side effects of lidocaine with epinephrine as dental anaesthetic?

Side effects: Potentially serious: feeling anxious, shaky, dizzy, restless, or depressed; drowsiness, vomiting, ringing in your ears, blurred vision; confusion, twitching, seizure (convulsions); fast heart rate, rapid breathing, feeling hot or cold; weak or shallow breathing, slow heart rate, weak pulse; or feeling like you might pass out. Less serious mild bruising, swelling numbness mild dizziness and nausea. ...Read more

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Lidocaine (Definition)

It is a common local anesthetic belonging to the 'amide' group of anesthetics. In dentistry, it is injected into the areas of the mouth to produce profound local ...Read more


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Are there side effects from novacaine or lidocaine?

Possibly: If you have an untreated heart condition, some anesthetics contain Epinephrine and could result in a racing heart. Make sure to discuss your medical status with treating dentist. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects from topical ketamine/lidocaine? What would happen if overdose?

Are there any long term side effects from topical ketamine/lidocaine? What would happen if overdose?

Hard to : Overdose on topicals. Long term side effects of topical ketamine are minimal if any at all. Great old drug for neuropathic pain or for opiod tolerant patients. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

Dose: At small doses, not really many. At toxic doses, can see seizure or heart arrythmia. A careful practitioner can use this drug very safely and effectively and recognize signs of trouble early. Other side effects depend on area being blocked or additives (epinephrine, preservative). ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley
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Lidocaine injections for endometriosis, good idea? Side effects? How do they inject them? Do they work?

Not likely: Lidocaine is not likely to be helpful for endometriosis. Others injections are much more likely to help, such as depo-lupron, which can suppress estrogen production. When the estrogen is suppressed, the endometriosis is suppressed, and your symptoms will likely improve. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

I was wondering what are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

Usually none: If Lidocaine is absorbed into the blood stream at low doses, it may cause ringing in the ears, metallic taste in the mouth, and other temporary side effects. High doses of Lidocaine absorbed into the blood stream can lead to heart and central nervous system problems. ...Read more

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