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What is the definition or description of: Carbocaine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Carbocaine allergy?

Carbocaine allergy: It is called also mepivacaine and is a common local anesthetic. Allergic reaction to Carbocaine include hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling or puffiness of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. (sometimes very serious and life threatening)
Nervousness, nausea, vomiting, are only side effects. ...Read more

Carbocaine Allergy (Definition)

It is called also mepivacaine and is a common local anesthetic. Allergic reaction to Carbocaine include hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling or puffiness of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. (sometimes very serious and life threatening) Nervousness, nausea, vomiting, ...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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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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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 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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Is carbocaine safe during pregnancy?

Mepivicaine: Mepivicaine (carbocaine) is pregnancy category C, however lidocaine is pregnancy category B and can be used safer. The answer actually depends on what the clinical situation is and whether the drug is needed. Talk to your MD. You can look up any drug and find out its pregnancy category. ...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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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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Is carbocaine used for a root canal procedure?

Is carbocaine used for a root canal procedure?

Yes: Carbocaine is designed for those individuals with Epinephrine sensitivity. Someone who has cardiac disease or sensitivity to Epinephrine will need Carbocaine for any dental work. It is usually sufficient for root canal treatment. The one downside is that is wears off quickly and is slightly less potent due to the lack of epinephrine. ...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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What is the difference between lidocaine, carbocaine, and septocaine?

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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Can I get numb enough for root canal with just carbocaine?

Can I get numb enough for root canal with just carbocaine?

Yes...: Any of the local anesthetics are usually in the 'caine' family. The most important part of the answer to your question is: was it administered correctly by the dentist, and was enough give. Dentist are very good at anesthetizing-:). ...Read more

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I am getting laser fillings without needles. Can carbocaine be used?

I am getting laser fillings without needles. Can carbocaine be used?

Filling without shot: I'm guessing your having fillings done without getting a shot, and you're asking if topical anesthetic (the numbing jelly) can be used, then yes it can be used, especially if the filling will be near the gums. It will give some local anesthesia to any gum tissue it's applied to, but will not give any numbing to your teeth. ...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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Why does it take eight or more hours for lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?

Why does it take eight or more hours for lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?

Your body: It is totally dependent on how your body metabolizes substance such as local anesthetic. Some people are fine after a couple of hours, some take all day for the anesthetic to wear off. ...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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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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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

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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Can allergy medicine (i.E. Zyrtec) become ineffective after a while?

Can allergy medicine (i.E. Zyrtec) become ineffective after a while?

Yes: Yes, Zyrtec (cetirizine) can become ineffective after a while. Zyrtec (cetirizine) tends to block histamine responses; however, the immune system diversifies with time and sends additional signals to respond to allergy (develops an adaptive response with IgE antibodies, B cells, T cells, etc). Once this occurs, antihistamines only block a subset of the allergic immune response. ...Read more

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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long-lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. The Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Mepivacaine (Definition)

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