8 doctors weighed in:

Is cocaine related to lidocaine?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Partially

Yes, they are both local.
And topical anesthetics. But they differ in their use and indications.

In brief: Partially

Yes, they are both local.
And topical anesthetics. But they differ in their use and indications.
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2 comments
Dr. Lewis Margolis
Cocaine is an ester . Lidocaine or xylocaine is an amide. Thus they are metabolized differently, and have separate toxicities.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
No, you can't get high off of it.
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Lidocaine is a synthetic local anesthetic.
It is not really related. The caine in the name was used because of the similar numbing properties but does not have the same central "high" effects of cocaine.

In brief: No

Lidocaine is a synthetic local anesthetic.
It is not really related. The caine in the name was used because of the similar numbing properties but does not have the same central "high" effects of cocaine.
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