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Doctor insights on: Novocaine And Breastfeeding

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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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Novocaine allergies=> cocaine allergies?

Novocaine allergies=> cocaine allergies?

Possibly: Both local anesthetics are esters, which means they are in the same family. However, true allergy is rare. Most commonly it is a side effect of Epinephrine added or a preservative. Lidocaine, Marcaine and other amide local anesthetics shouldn't cross-react. Cocaine has its own side-effects that are very dangerous so stay away, allergic or not. ...Read more

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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

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Wondering if it's normal to have novocaine when getting your teeth cleaned?

Wondering if it's normal to have novocaine when getting your teeth cleaned?

Sometimes: Depending upon the tenacity and amount of calculus deposits and your pain threshold, just to mention some factors, requiring local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable and the dentist can do what is necessary, is not uncommon. Each case is different. ...Read more

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Can there be some alcohol in novocaine or other anesthesia used in dentistry?

Can there be some alcohol in novocaine or other anesthesia used in dentistry?

Definitely, no: Injectable local anesthetic does not contain an alcohol. Moreover, you do not drink any alcohol 24 hours before you receive the anesthetic. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the alternatives to novocaine?

Need expert help here. What are the alternatives to novocaine?

Dental?: If you mean a dental visit. You could have an oral surgeon use a general anesthetic and put you to sleep for the procedure. ...Read more

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Could novocaine/lidocaine work for everybody?

Could novocaine/lidocaine work for everybody?

Yes: It will work for everybody, it works on nerves, everybody has the same type nerves, there are very rare exceptions tough. ...Read more

Dr. Amit Basu
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Procaine (Definition)

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