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Why does the drug xylocaine (lidocaine) sometimes contain epinephrine?
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. David Tambor
Pain Management
In brief: To help it last long
Dentist use xylocaine (lidocaine) with Epinephrine to extend to effective anesthesia time.

In brief: To help it last long
Dentist use xylocaine (lidocaine) with Epinephrine to extend to effective anesthesia time.
Dr. David Tambor
Dr. David Tambor
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