Generic Name : Articane HCl and Epinephrine Injection Pronunciation : AR ti kane and EP i NEF rin Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics
International- Septocaine. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a local dental anesthetic, used as an anesthesia for dental procedures. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended dose is 7 mg/kg (0.175 mL/kg). How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider either via submucosal infiltration or nerve block. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of low or high blood pressure, asthma, seizures, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Body as a Whole - Weakness, back pain, injection site pain, burning sensation above injection site, uneasiness and neck pain.
Heart - Bleeding, migraine, fainting, fast heart rate and elevated blood pressure.
Gastrointestinal - Indigestion, tongue inflammation, gum bleeding, mouth ulceration, nausea, tongue swelling, tooth disorder and vomiting.
Blood and Lymphatic - Bruising, swelling of lymph nodes.
Metabolic - Fluid retention and increased thirst.
Musculoskeletal - Joint pain, muscle pain, and chronic bone infection.
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, dry mouth, facial paralysis, abnormal increase in sensitivity, increased salivation, nervousness, nerve disease, tingling, drowsiness, exacerbation of Kearns-Sayre Syndrome.
Respiratory - Inflammation of pharynx, runny nose and sinus pain.
Skin - Itching and skin disorder.
Eye and ENT - Ear pain and taste perversion.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).
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