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Medicine For Procaine Allergy
Novocaine: ..is the common brand name of procaine which is rarely used in dentistry anymore because of allergy to PABA, a direct metabolite of procaine. An allergy means a symptomatic response to an allergan (procaine) that can range from a mild inflammatory response to lethal anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Natural v. man-made: There is about 1 in 1000 people that are allergic to Novocain. The allergic reaction is the same as any other allergic reaction...swelling, itching and possibly even death. But the industry has, for many years, been using an altered version that has a much lower allergy rate. But just think of the allergy like any other allergy like to peanuts. ...Read more
Does procaine bring any effects that may place it as a recreational drug? Please, need some answers?
The primary use for procaine is as a topical anaesthetic.
Procaine is used less frequently today since more effective (and hypoallergenic) alternatives such as Lidocaine (Xylocaine) exist. It has been discontinued from US markets.
If you are asking if a local anesthetic can be blamed for drug test failure, the answer is no. ...Read more
Are there alternatives using novocain (procaine) if the patient has a problem with "...Cain" drugs? Patients heart rate spikes when given novocain (procaine)
Structure: The molecules are similar and do the same thing but their chemical structure is different. ...Read more
Fear of injections: First- find a recommended and compassionate dentist. Second-ask to discuss this issue prior to any procedure. Third-trust the dentist as he she has extensive experience and techniques to minimize any discomfort. Fourth- see if your dentist uses "sweet air" as it really gets your mind off the treatment and relaxes you. Patients love it. Finally-like jumping in a pool\ocean, never as bad as u think! ...Read more
Sometimes: We would love to be able to always give patients painless injections. Most often the pain is minimal. Depending on the type of injection and where it is given, some hurt more than others. Your dentist should use topical anesthetics to pre-numb the site and careful technique to minimize discomfort. ...Read more
Short answer, "No": You might have some residual discomfort after the "novocaine" wears off. It might be due to the actual injection and/or the drilling of the tooth, but if there is any discomfort, it should resolve very rapidly. If not, go back to your dentist. Sometimes the bite needs a little refinement, or there are other underlying problems that have to be addressed, especially in deep, extensive fillings. ...Read more
Not really: Pain is actually very subjective, while someone may feel it hurts terribly, someone else may not feel it at all. A big part of it is how 'heavy-handed' or gentle your dentist is, and you can talk to some of his/her patients to get an idea. Ask your dentist to put a bit of topical anesthetic before you get the shot, and it will help you in feeling less of the pinch of the needle. ...Read more
STD maybe: The procaine eases the pain and prolongs the action..Used for STDs often..... ...Read more
For your comfort: Pinching the skin while injecting causes nerve fibers to transmit the sensation of "pain" to the brain. Once these fibers have sent their signal, they cannot immediately send another signal, which makes the actual injection more comfortable until the anesthetic has a chance to take effect. Also, pinching may be performed to protect an anatomic structure. ...Read more
Systemic: Side effects such as jitters, ringing in the ears, metallic taste in the mouth, irritability, seizures and eventually heart rythmn problems can occur. ...Read more
I received 3/4 shots of Novocain (procaine). numbness lasted for a little over 3.5 hours. I breastfed about a half hour after the numbness went away. Is that ok?
It's fine: Dental injections are local in nature and should not affect your breast milk. ...Read more
Depends: There are some areas where it is possible to give anesthetic almost completely painless. If your dentist uses topical anesthetic first and leaves it on long enough, goes slow and uses body temperature anesthetic, it is very palatable. There are some things like vibroject and the sta wand system that can make other areas better, too. ...Read more
Rarely Used Today: Procaine is the generic name for the old dental local anesthetic novacaine. It had a much higher incidence of true allergic reactions than Lidocaine or xylocaine (lidocaine) that is most popular today. Procaine had the advantage of longer action and no need for using Epinephrine (adrenaline) with the occasional side effect of speeding up the pulse. ...Read more
Sometime...: Novocain (procaine) side effects are rare. Some are temporary tingling, numbness and pain around the injection site. Most of these usually go away with time. More severe side effects-- anaphalactic shock, irregular heart rate with pain, anxiety (fainting), nausea, need to be reported to your dentist or emergency room. There are other anesthetics other than novacain that have more side effects. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on what you are asking. The normal side effects are numbness, loss of sensation in the area of injection. Depending on the type and what vasoconstrictor was used there could be other side effects. ...Read more
Not long: Several hours at most.Get a more detailed answer ›
Too much.: Overdose simply means you took too much; this can be uncomfortable or dangerous (even life-threatening). It's important that you always take any medications under the supervision of a trained health professional. Incidentally Novocain is (as far as I'm aware) no longer used in dentistry; because of allergy issues this application was discontinued many years ago. ...Read more
A little bit : There will be a slight pinch and some burning when the dentist injects, but it goes away quickly and your mouth goes numb. ...Read more
Novocain (procaine): We don't use novocain (procaine) in the usa. It isn't advisable to take anxiolytics before your surgery, if you aren't a chronic user. It raises issues of impairment and inability to consent to a procedure. Request intravenous sedation with your procedure. If they are not skilled with IV sedation, then ask for nitrous oxide. ...Read more
Seek medical help: How did you od on novocaine? You need urgent medical care. Irreversible cardiac arrythmias can occur. ...Read more
Wait: It will wear off over time. I assume if you are writing it has been more than a few hours already. If this has been going on greater than 24 hours call your dentist. ...Read more