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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Xylocaine With Epinephrine (Overview)

Xylocaine with Epinephrine is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Why does the drug xylocaine (lidocaine) sometimes contain epinephrine?

Why does the drug xylocaine (lidocaine) sometimes contain epinephrine?

Long action: Epinephrine will allow using higher dose of xylocaine (lidocaine) and so will work longer time. Also it will cause spasm in blood vessels and this will limit bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
4 Doctors shared insights

Xylocaine With Epinephrine (Overview)

Xylocaine with Epinephrine is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Why does the drug xylocaine (lidocaine) sometimes contain epinephrine?

Long action: Epinephrine will allow using higher dose of xylocaine (lidocaine) and so will work longer time. Also it will cause spasm in blood vessels and this will limit bleeding. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine and epinephrine used for treating; is it only for numbing?

Numbing: Yes, Lidocaine with Epinephrine is usually used for numbing before a procedure such as repair a laceration but only in certain areas except hands, fingers-those require Lidocaine only. ...Read more

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Hello Dr Druz, on February 24, I had a dental visit. The dentist injected 4 needles if lidocaine and epinephrine. Withing 1 minute I started experiencing tremors, hot flashes, cold hands and feet, fatigue. 911 was called, I was then taken to the hospital

Hello Dr Druz, on February 24, I had a dental visit. The dentist injected 4 needles if lidocaine and epinephrine. Withing 1 minute I started experiencing tremors, hot flashes, cold hands and feet, fatigue. 911 was called, I was then taken to the hospital

Be careful: You most probably had a reaction to the epinephrine or it was injected into a blood vessel. In any event make sure you tell anyone working on you and they want to give you an anesthetic injection tell them what happened and insist they use a different anesthetic besides lidocaine with epinephrine. There are plenty other choices ...Read more

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Does adrenaline and xylocaine (lidocaine) fall in category b?

Does adrenaline and xylocaine (lidocaine) fall in category b?

Epidural test dose: Some question context may be missing... A small dose of xylocaine (lidocaine) with adrenaline (epinephrine) is used to test for proper epidural catheter placement. Very little of this test dose gets to the mothers blood streem or the baby. Many anesthesiologist choose not to use this combo for testing epidural catheter placement for other reasons, though. ...Read more

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Is benzene epinephrine?

No: Benzene is a very toxic organic (carbon-based) chemical. Structure here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/benzene Epinephrine is another name for adrenaline which acts as a hormone and a neurotransmitter in humans and other mammals. Structure here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/epinephrine Epinephrine includes a "benzene" ring, but the attached groups give it its unique behavior. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to epinephrine.

Am I allergic to epinephrine.

Epinephrine allergy: Symptoms you mention are effects experienced not benificial to you but accompany the effects one is desiring this is not allergy to the medicine but is called sideeffect like the skin of the fruit with the fruit you can still use the drug and minimize the side effects by not taking the full dose all at once also slowing down the pace of the injection sit down while injecting and lie down after. ...Read more

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What are some lotions that contain lidocaine or xylocaine?

What are some lotions that contain lidocaine or xylocaine?

Compounds: Compounded lotions. It is also available as a patch and viscous solution. ...Read more

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Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Bad idea: Epinephrine will cause your blood vessels to constrict, but when given intravenously or intramuscularly, it will circulate through your whole body producing many other bad reactions. It is best to just hold pressure to stop the bleeding and seek medical care if this does not stop it. ...Read more

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Is xylocaine (lidocaine) oral solution good for a toothache?

Temporally: Minimally effective and temporally due to wash out by saliva. Try to see dentist for addressing underlining problem. ...Read more

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What happens if epinephrine doesn't work during anaphylaxis?

Epinephrine: Known as epipen (epinephrine) can be given uo to 3 times 5 minutes apart to get a response, usually you get a good response from first dose, unless patient is on beta blockers you may need the extra doses or need glucagon ...Read more

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What would happen if I ingest the epinephrine from and epi-pen?

What would happen if I ingest the epinephrine from and epi-pen?

Heart problems: Potential potential you could have a heart attack I would go to nearest emergency room ...Read more

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How effective is epinephrine (Medihaler-EPI) for treating croup?

Vaponephrine: Or racemiic epinephrine is very effective for croup
if croup is recurrent there is an allergic basis to it
medihaler epi is epinephrine used for asthma.and is not as effective as vaponephrine ...Read more

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Can you use 0.3mg of epinephrine by syringe instead of an epipen?

Yes: You can, however, I think there is concern about appropriate dosing and that is why the epipen exists in the first place. However, that has crossed my mind as a possibility. ...Read more

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How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

Simlple is best: Life threatening allergies are always a concern while traveling. If you meet up with someone while traveling let them know about your allergies. Something simple such as "i have a severe allergy to xyz which can be frightening to me and you. I always carry a an easy to use Epipen (epinephrine) in my........ May I take a moment to show you how it works? ". Then show them how simple it is to use. ...Read more

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Please let me know any cream/ointment contains lidocaine/xylocaine?

Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine): Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) topical cream: Lidocaine and prilocaine. It is used on normal skin to prevent pain before certain procedures such as inserting a needle, skin grafts, or skin laser surgery.
In dentistry intraorally is used off label. ...Read more

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Is one injection of epinephrine enough to treat an allergic reaction?

Some need seconds: Some people may need a second injection of epinephrine, so always keep second Epipen handy or make sure you know how to use the second dose in your twinject. ...Read more

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I have tremors after being given epinephrine, will my tremors go away?

Very likely: Epinephrine can indeed induce tremors, especially in susceptible individuals, and this should depart over the next few days. If this does persist, see your doctor and check thyroid function, and a few other labs. Also, review your medications, as these may be contributing to your problems. ...Read more

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Can you cure someone who is having an allergic reaction with epinephrine?

Can you cure someone who is having an allergic reaction with epinephrine?

No cure: Epinephrine will block some of the acute inflammatory reactions and is therfore a temporary rescue to an allergic reaction. If this is not coupled with removal of the allergen and addition of longer acting anti-histamines or steroids, a delayed reaction with serious consequences can occur when the epi is metabolized and no longer present. The only cure is future avoidance of a known allergen. ...Read more

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What causes elevated DHEAS, cortisol and epinephrine levels? Thanks in advance

What causes elevated DHEAS, cortisol and epinephrine levels? Thanks in advance

DHEA-s: One common cause in females is PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome). ...Read more

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How can I get an epipen (epinephrine) for precaution from my alllergic reactions?

Doctor: Epipens (epinephrine) require prescriptions, so you should talk to your pcp about your concern and obtain a prescription. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why an injection of epinephrine to combat an acute immune reaction?

Anaphylaxis: A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) involves the release of various chemicals from various cells in the body that cause low blood pressure, airway constriction, swelling (hives). Epinephrine works in multiple ways to combat these changes by decreasing the release of these chemicals, opening up the airways, and increasing blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin (e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Lidocaine Hydrochloride (Definition)

It is a common local anesthetic belonging to the 'amide' group of anesthetics. In dentistry, it is injected into the areas of the mouth to produce profound local ...Read more