Articaine Hydrochloride and Epinephrine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Articaine Hydrochloride and Epinephrine Overview

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(AR ti kane & ep i NEF rin)

U.S. Brand Names

Septocaine® with epinephrine 1:100,000; Septocaine® with epinephrine 1:200,000; Zorcaine™

Canadian Brand Names

Astracaine® with epinephrine 1:200,000; Astracaine® with epinephrine forte 1:100,000; Septanest® N; Septanest® SP; Ultracaine® DS; Ultracaine® DS Forte; Zorcaine™

Pharmacologic Category

Local Anesthetic

What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?

• This medicine does not mix well with some medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to articaine, epinephrine, or any other part of this medicine.

• If you have a sulfite allergy, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• Articaine numbs the nerves in the area applied.

• Epinephrine lengthens the effect of articaine.

How is it best taken?

• Your healthcare provider will give this medicine.

• This medicine is given as a shot into the skin.

How should I store this medicine?

• This medicine will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 16:19:15.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:27:12.0

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