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Novocain

Active Ingredient(s): Procaine
FDA Approved: July 10, 1979
Pharm Company: HOSPIRA
Category: Anesthetic

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Novocain Overview

Procaine is a local anesthetic drug of the amino ester group. It is used primarily to reduce the pain of intramuscular injection of penicillin, and it is also used in dentistry. Owing to the ubiquity of the trade name Novocain, in some regions procaine is referred to generically as novocaine. It acts mainly by being a sodium channel blocker.[1] Today it is used therapeutically in some countries due to its sympatholytic, anti-inflammatory, perfusion enhancing, and mood enhancing effects.[2] Pr...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procaine

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Procaine
  • Injection: 1%, 10%, 2%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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