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Doctor insights on: Novocaine Interactions

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Dr. Amit Basu
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Procaine (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me how i can make novocaine?

Can you tell me how i can make novocaine?

Novocaine: Novocaine, generic name is procaine is hardly ever used at all these days as a local anesthetic for a variety of reasons. There are safer, more effective local anesthetics that should be used in place of Novocaine. In addition, I would not recommend that anyone attempt to manufacture a prescription drug intended to be injected into the body. Please do not attempt to do this. ...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

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Please advise what is the difference between lidocaine and novocaine?

Local Anesthetics: Both Lidocaine (xylocaine) and novocaine(procaine) are local anesthetics that anesthetize, or numb. Lidocaine is an amide and novocaine an ester local anesthetic respectively -- this refers to their chemical structure and bonding that dictate onset of action, duration of action and metabolism to some degree. Essentially, they both have the same action. ...Read more

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Could i be allergic to novocaine or lidocaine?

Generally, yes: Practically any drug can cause allergic reaction. Having said that, the true allergy, defined as a reaction mediated by antibodies etc., is more common to novocaine, than to lidociane, particularly if it is in preservative- free solution. Your doctor will help you to determine the right answer after gathering a bit more information. Hope that helps. ...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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