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Could i ask for lidocaine without the epinephrine?

Could i ask for lidocaine without the epinephrine?

Yes: Local anesthetic Lidocaine does come in different formulations, depending on route and purposes of administration. It is not always mixed with epinephrine. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Can lidocaine be used without epinephrine? I have SVT & I need a tooth pulled. epinephrine causes SVT to act up. Can I just have lidocaine used?

Can lidocaine be used without epinephrine? I have SVT & I need a tooth pulled. epinephrine causes SVT to act up. Can I just have lidocaine used?

SVT and Lidocaine: Good question! Local anesthetics can be used without epinephrine(epi). The reasons epi is added to local anesthetics include, to increase their duration of action, decrease their absorption into the circulation and decrease bleeding. In dental procedures these are good things. SVT is a dangerous condition that can lead to a heart attack so avoiding stimulants such as epi is recommended. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine and epinephrine used for treating; is it only for numbing?

Numbing: Yes, Lidocaine with Epinephrine is usually used for numbing before a procedure such as repair a laceration but only in certain areas except hands, fingers-those require Lidocaine only. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the purpose of giving epinephrine with lidocaine for anesthesia?

Please help! what is the purpose of giving epinephrine with lidocaine for anesthesia?

Epi and anesthesia: Epinephrine causes blood vessels to constrict and alps the anesthetic to stay in the area longer to increase duration of the effect. ...Read more

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I've got lidocaine hci 2% and epinephrine 1:1000, 000 injection viles. What whould happen if i drank it?

Are you suicidal?: If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself by ingesting vials of lidocaine/ epinephrine, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lidocaine hci 2% and epinephrine 1:1000,000 injection viles what whould happen if I drank it?

What to do if I have lidocaine hci 2% and epinephrine 1:1000,000 injection viles what whould happen if I drank it?

Bad idea: It begs the question as to WHY you would drink it!! A substantial amount of the Lidocaine and Epinephrine would be absorbed into your blood stream very fast through the mucosa of your mouth, throat and esophagus. Your heart would begin to beat rapidly/erratically, your blood pressure would rise, your mouth would get numb. If you drank ENOUGH lidocaine, you would have a seizure and possibly die. ...Read more

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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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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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Wondering if it's illegal to buy/own lidocaine epinephrine injection vial if you're not a doctor?

Lidocaine possession: Lidocaine is a medication that only a physician can prescribe. It is my understanding that possessing it without an appropriate prescription from a medical doctor is in violation of most state statutes. You should check with your local law enforcement officials. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to lidocaine & epinephrine used for dental & dermatology procedures & need to know what local anesthesia is ok for sensitive persons. ?

I'm allergic to lidocaine & epinephrine used for dental & dermatology procedures & need to know what local anesthesia is ok for sensitive persons.
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It is rare to be: allergic to lidocaine, usually it is the epinephrine that causes the reaction. But for small dermatology procedures you can actually request saline injections, where the tension fluid that allows numbing. ...Read more

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The dentist may use anesthetic such as 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine. Would this interact/ have problems with my heart or BP medication.

The dentist  may use anesthetic such as 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine. Would this interact/ have problems with my heart or BP medication.

Little concern: Stress form the procedure, particularly if you were not numb, would cause your body to release more Epinephrine then what is in the local anesthetic.
That said I do try to error on the side of caution depending on the heart condition by not using the maximum dose( approximately 8 full injections) and breaking up multiple procedures over several appointments. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant needing a root canal dentist said he would use septocaine and ob said no to use lidocaine( with epinephrine ) instead which is safer?

I'm pregnant needing a root canal dentist said he would use septocaine and ob said no to use lidocaine( with epinephrine ) instead which is safer?

Communicate: This is a conversation that the Endodontist (root canal specialist) and the OBGyn should be having with each other. You should not have to be the go-between. Please ask them to talk to each other. ...Read more

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Can using 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine during dental work interacts with bystolic, (nebivolol) benicar/hct or isosorbide mononitrate medicine.?

Can  using 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine during dental work interacts with bystolic, (nebivolol) benicar/hct or isosorbide mononitrate medicine.?

Probably not: Although Lidocaine is a vasodilator, there is no clinical evidence of any drug interactions or special precautions needed. However, if during the injection, some of the anesthetic were to be introduced directly into a blood vessel, the Epinephrine could cause a minor and short acting increase in heart rate. ...Read more

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I was injected with epinephrine lidocaine in index finger index finger swelled with fluid and was very painful. A surgen removed the blister like skin along with the nail up to the knuckle. The nail grew back, yea. My question is, will the numbness eve

I was injected with epinephrine lidocaine in index finger index finger swelled with fluid and was very painful. A surgen removed  the blister like skin along with the nail up to the knuckle. The nail grew back, yea. 

My question is, will the numbness eve

I : I do not know if you will regain the lack of sensitivity or reduce the pain. I can suggest that you look into medical acupuncture to decrease stagnation of blood, lymph, electrical (nerves) energy and qi. I have seen remarkable improvement in numbess, pain and range of motion with medical acupuncture. ...Read more

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Hello Dr Druz, on February 24, I had a dental visit. The dentist injected 4 needles if lidocaine and epinephrine. Withing 1 minute I started experiencing tremors, hot flashes, cold hands and feet, fatigue. 911 was called, I was then taken to the hospital

Hello Dr Druz, on February 24, I had a dental visit. The dentist injected 4 needles if lidocaine and epinephrine. Withing 1 minute I started experiencing tremors, hot flashes, cold hands and feet, fatigue. 911 was called, I was then taken to the hospital

Be careful: you most probably had a reaction to the epinephrine or it was injected into a blood vessel. In any event make sure you tell anyone working on you and they want to give you an anesthetic injection tell them what happened and insist they use a different anesthetic besides lidocaine with epinephrine. There are plenty other choices ...Read more

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Does adrenaline and xylocaine (lidocaine) fall in category b?

Does adrenaline and xylocaine (lidocaine) fall in category b?

Epidural test dose: Some question context may be missing... A small dose of xylocaine (lidocaine) with adrenaline (epinephrine) is used to test for proper epidural catheter placement. Very little of this test dose gets to the mothers blood streem or the baby. Many anesthesiologist choose not to use this combo for testing epidural catheter placement for other reasons, though. ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnant and I have an appt with my dentist to get a filling. It is recommended to receive lidocaine with epinefrine ( pregnancy cat b)?

I am 17 weeks pregnant and I have an appt with my dentist to get a filling.  It is recommended to receive lidocaine with epinefrine ( pregnancy cat b)?

Call physician: Prior to any dental treatment, your dentist needs to call your obgyn to get clearance for treatment. When having any anesthetic, it is advisable to avoid epirnephrine. It is also advisable to confine any dental treatment, other than cleanings, to the second trimester. ...Read more

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I ve had neurologic reactions to low doses of local anesthesia 1 2 of a small vial or carbocaine and also epinephrine topically fine with lidocane an alergist advises using gas from now on however I have a root cnal and several deep filing replacements am

A safe choice : Would be to have a dentist do the work in a hospital setting with a board certified anesthesiologist. You will be monitored during and after the procedure for complications. One option for you that avoids local use would be to have general anesthesia. Not a common choice for root canal, but maybe appropriate in your case. ...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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What is the definition or description of: lidocaine?

A local anesthetic: 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 anesthesia for several hours. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine completely take any kinda pain away?

Not really: Local anesthetics such as Lidocaine can take away some pain, in part, and for awhile. There are some pain syndromes, and local anesthetics are ultimately broken down so they only last for awhile. ...Read more

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What are the different uses of lidocaine as a medicine?

Anesthesia: Lidocaine is short-acting local anesthetic that is often used to provide topical anesthesia as well as anesthesia for nerve and spinal blocks. It is also sometimes used to treat cardiac rhythm problems. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
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