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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.
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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.
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