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What's the difference between procaine and novacaine?

Structure: The molecules are similar and do the same thing but their chemical structure is different. ...Read more

Dr. Amit Basu
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Procaine (Definition)

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


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General anesthetic vs novocain, (procaine) what's the difference?

General anesthetic vs novocain, (procaine) what's the difference?

With Lidocaine..: .... You're not asleep, you're just numb. With a general anesthetic, you're asleep. ...Read more

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How can you get novocain (procaine) to wear off?

How can you get novocain (procaine) to wear off?

Nothing: Getting the non-feeling of the Novocaine to wear off faster is often unsuccessful. If this is always the case, possibly ask your dentist to use an anesthetic that is designed to wear off faster. Still, each individual may react differently in terms of time for the Novocaine to dissipate. ...Read more

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How long does novocain (procaine) injection last?

How long does novocain (procaine) injection last?

2-5 hours: Typically 2-3 hours on the upper and 3-5 hours on the lower. ...Read more

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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

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How long does it take novocain (procaine) to wear off?

How long does it take novocain (procaine) to wear off?

It varies.: Novocaine is rarely used today. The most common local anesthetic is lidocaine, and the most common formulation is packaged with epinephrine. Lidocaine with Epinephrine will usually provide deep anesthesia to the nerve of a tooth for 45 minutes and for the soft tissue, lips, gums, etc, for twice that. Anesthetic without Epinephrine wears off quicker. Some anesthetics, like marcaine, can last hours. ...Read more

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How can you get novocain (procaine) to wear off faster?

Oraverse: Oraverse is an anesthesia reversal agent that will shorten the effect of novocain, (procaine) however, after some procedures it is may be beneficial to let the anesthesia run its course so as to prevent post-op sensitivity. ...Read more

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I'm scared of just getting novocain, (procaine) what to do?

I'm scared of just getting novocain, (procaine) what to do?

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

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How long does it normally take novocain (procaine) to wear off?

How long does it normally take novocain (procaine) to wear off?

2 hours: Novocaine is the brand name of an anesthetic that is no longer used. Most likely the anesthetic you were given was lidocaine. Lidocaine is the most commonly used anesthetic in general dentistry and it wears off in about 2 hours. ...Read more

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What are the positive benefits of taking procaine hydrochloride?

What are the positive benefits of taking procaine hydrochloride?

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

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How long does it take for novocain (procaine) to wear off usually?

How long does it take for novocain (procaine) to wear off usually?

Reversal agent: There is now an injection that can be given at the end of an appointment that actually reverses the numbness immediately. It is relatively expensive, and I like the fact that the numbness lingers during the immediate post treatment period. Nsaid administration also insures post injection comfort. ...Read more

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What else can I take besides the novocain (procaine) shot to stop pain?

What else can I take besides the novocain (procaine) shot to stop pain?

Evaluation: You need comprehensive evaluation of what is causing your pain, does it require surgical correction, will you need physical therapy, what medications are the best. There are no direct answer. Did you try ipobrufen if there are no contraindications. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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What is an antagonist of novocain (procaine)?

None: There is no reversal agent for this drug, it just has to "wear off" on its own ...Read more

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Info on procaine plz?

Info on procaine plz?

Local Anesthetic: Some people called it novocain, (procaine) can be use topical or as an injection to cause numbness of the area to be treated. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reverse the effects of procaine?

Is there any way to reverse the effects of procaine?

Time: Local anesthetics will wear off.....Depending on individual...Adrenaline prolngs the duration and reduces bleeding so it is used by dentists. ...Read more

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Does procaine bring any effects that may place it as a recreational drug? Please, need some answers?

Does procaine bring any effects that may place it as a recreational drug? Please, need some answers?

Local anesthetic: Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Procaine

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

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Why did procaine phase out? I've been told that procaine isn't used as much any more. Why did procaine phase out from market? .

Allergic Reactions: Procaine, or novocain, (procaine) has fallen into disuse as other more effective and less allergenic local anesthetics have come into use. ...Read more

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Can novocain (procaine) have side effects after?

Can novocain (procaine) have side effects after?

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

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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

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It possible to reverse the effects of novocaine/lidocaine/procaine?

It possible to reverse the effects of novocaine/lidocaine/procaine?

Yes: There is now a dental anesthetic reversal agent, oraverse, that can be used after your dental procedure has been completed. It is administered the same way as the Lidocaine is given, via injection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Novocain (procaine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Novocain (procaine) overdose?

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

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First cavity filled tomorrow. I'm kinda nervous actually. Does the novocain (procaine) hurt?

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

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Will docs give me anything besides novocain, (procaine) like something to make me relax 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

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Are novocain (procaine) injections at the dentist painful?

Are novocain (procaine) injections at the dentist painful?

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

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How does a novocain (procaine) shot feel on the mouth?

How does a novocain (procaine) shot feel on the mouth?

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

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Will my fillings hurt after novocain (procaine) wears off?

Will my fillings hurt after novocain (procaine) wears off?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Procaine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: 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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Novocain (Definition)

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