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Does local anesthesia make you high if it gets in your blood?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: Dizzy
It may make you feel dizzy.
May cause ringing in ears or funny taste in mouth. Will not make you high.

In brief: Dizzy
It may make you feel dizzy.
May cause ringing in ears or funny taste in mouth. Will not make you high.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
But the Epinephrine (adrenaline) in many local anesthetic solutions may make your heart race briefly or give panicy feelings that go away quickly.
Toxic doses of local anesthetics can give central nervous system side effects, but that will not occur if your surgeon, anesthetist is using appropriate doses.

In brief: No
But the Epinephrine (adrenaline) in many local anesthetic solutions may make your heart race briefly or give panicy feelings that go away quickly.
Toxic doses of local anesthetics can give central nervous system side effects, but that will not occur if your surgeon, anesthetist is using appropriate doses.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
If local anesthesia gets in the blood stream some patients experience very short term numbness or tingling of their face lips and tongue.
If the local anesthetic has Epinephrine in it, it may cause a temporary speeding up of your heart rate. Depending on which local anesthetic is used, injecting directly into the blood stream can be extremely dangerous, fatal even. There is no "high"

In brief: No
If local anesthesia gets in the blood stream some patients experience very short term numbness or tingling of their face lips and tongue.
If the local anesthetic has Epinephrine in it, it may cause a temporary speeding up of your heart rate. Depending on which local anesthetic is used, injecting directly into the blood stream can be extremely dangerous, fatal even. There is no "high"
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
In brief: No
If it contains epinephrine, direct injection of local anesthesia into a blood vessel can make you heart race for a while and make you feel dizzy, but it will not make you feel high.

In brief: No
If it contains epinephrine, direct injection of local anesthesia into a blood vessel can make you heart race for a while and make you feel dizzy, but it will not make you feel high.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Not really
A local anesthetic in your blood stream will initially have central nervous system effects up to and including seizures.
Then cardiac effects will be noted which can lead to death. This is not a medication that should be experimented with. I hope that this answers your question.

In brief: Not really
A local anesthetic in your blood stream will initially have central nervous system effects up to and including seizures.
Then cardiac effects will be noted which can lead to death. This is not a medication that should be experimented with. I hope that this answers your question.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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