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Should you administer a local anesthesia with epinephrine even if another physician has advised against it?
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not enough info
We would need more information about why you were advised not to use local anesthesia with epi.
Was it because of concerns about epinephrine, which can cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure? Or another reason? In general, a physician would not advise against something without good cause. Please provide more information about the problem or injury; then we may be able to help.

In brief: Not enough info
We would need more information about why you were advised not to use local anesthesia with epi.
Was it because of concerns about epinephrine, which can cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure? Or another reason? In general, a physician would not advise against something without good cause. Please provide more information about the problem or injury; then we may be able to help.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Discuss with MD
It depends where it is being used.
Epinephrine is mixed with a local anesthetic to keep the local anesthetic working longer. If it is injected into the blood vessels it can cause problems with the heart (increased hr, BP etc). If you have had this you need to discuss with your surgeon. I would consider use la with Epinephrine depending on location and what happened.

In brief: Discuss with MD
It depends where it is being used.
Epinephrine is mixed with a local anesthetic to keep the local anesthetic working longer. If it is injected into the blood vessels it can cause problems with the heart (increased hr, BP etc). If you have had this you need to discuss with your surgeon. I would consider use la with Epinephrine depending on location and what happened.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Depends
The only places the Epinephrine containing local should never be given are: fingers, toes, penus, nose.
This has to do with blood supply.

In brief: Depends
The only places the Epinephrine containing local should never be given are: fingers, toes, penus, nose.
This has to do with blood supply.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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