Top
10
Doctor insights on: Novocain

Share
Dr. Oscar Novick
142 doctors shared insights

Novocain (Overview)

Novocain is an ether anesthetic which is a kind of local anesthetic agent.


1

1
What is the treatment for novocain (procaine) overdose?

What is the treatment for novocain (procaine) overdose?

Seek medical help: How did you od on novocaine? You need urgent medical care. Irreversible cardiac arrythmias can occur. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Oscar Novick
142 doctors shared insights

Novocain (Overview)

Novocain is an ether anesthetic which is a kind of local anesthetic agent.


2

2
How can you make novocain (procaine) wear off faster?

How can  you make novocain (procaine) wear off faster?

Less med or no epi: For certain procedures your dentist may be able to use less medication, or one without a vasoconstrictor, which will allow the anesthetic to wear off faster. Oraverse is a medication your dentist can inject to reverse the effects of the anesthetic, but involves an additional injection and still takes at least an hour to work. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
3

3
Can i prevent tooth extraction pain with Valium and novocain (procaine)?

Can i prevent tooth extraction pain with Valium and novocain (procaine)?

Medication: Valium is an anti- anxiety medication which can help to relax you during the procedure. Local anesthetic (novacaine) will get the area numb so you will not feel any pain. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
I need to know if there is anything i can take besides novocain (procaine) that is as effective?

For what ?: Effective for what ? Your post does not say. In addition, you cannot "take" novocaine... It needs to be administered by injection. ...Read more

5

5
How long does it take for novocaine to wear off after dental work?

How long does it take for novocaine to wear off after dental work?

Depends: There are about 10-15 different anesthetics that dentists can use based on a number of factors. The all have different duration's of action. It is also different with different people based on metabolism. The most common anesthetic used- Lidocaine typically takes around 1-2 hours to wear off for your teeth and around 4 hours to wear off for your gums/lips. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How can novocain (procaine) works on axon membrane?

How can  novocain (procaine) works on axon membrane?

sodium channels: Local anesthetics work on the neuron's sodium channels inhibiting ion exchange and therefore depolarization of the nerve. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I am an extended breast feeder. Is it safe to breastfeed after being administered novocaine?

I am an extended breast feeder. Is it safe to breastfeed after being administered novocaine?

Unlikely to matter: There is little data about this medication but the available work leaves classified as probably safe in lactation/breastfeeding.The material is broken down by local agents & chance of it reaching the breast milk in any quantity is considered unlikely. ...Read more

8

8
Is novocain dangerous for someone w/ a leaking heart valve? They need to have a tooth extracted but are worried about the shot. If someone has a history of having a leaking valve in the heart but needs there tooth pulled out due to an infection and cavity

Is novocain dangerous for someone w/ a leaking heart valve? They need to have a tooth extracted but are worried about the shot. If someone has a history of having a leaking valve in the heart but needs there tooth pulled out due to an infection and cavity

"Novacaine" : "novacaine" is no longer used in dentistry. There are other anesthetics that are available. After your complete medical history is reviewed, it will be evaluated and a proper way to procede will be formulated. Make sure you bring your medical history from your cardiologist so your dentist can review it. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Can novocain (procaine) have side effects afterwards?

Can novocain (procaine) have side effects afterwards?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Is a rare side effect of epidural steroid injections the feeling that all your muscles were shot with novocaine?

Is a rare side effect of epidural steroid injections the feeling that all your muscles were shot with novocaine?

Local: Often times a local anesthetic is added to the steroid injection which can cause some motor (muscle) weakness and sense of numbness usually bellow the site of the injection. A way that all your muscles would feel weak or numb is if some of that local anesthetic went into the subdural space. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Amit Basu
193 doctors shared insights

Procaine (Definition)

Procaine is an ether anesthetic which is a kind ...Read more