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

Procaine is a local anesthetic drug of the amino ester group. It is most commonly used in dental procedures to numb the area around a tooth[1] and is also used to reduce the pain of intramuscular injection of penicillin. Owing to the ubiquity of the trade name Novocain, in some regions, procaine is referred to generically as novocaine. It acts mainly as a sodium channel blocker.[2] Today it is used therapeutically in some countries due to its sympatholytic, ant... [wikipedia]

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