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Are dental shots life-threatening?
I heard about people dying from using topical lidocaine anesthetic after a laser hair removal procedure. What about the lidocaine in dental shots? Is it dangerous too?

I am aware that some shots have epinephrine (adrenaline) in them and so I am requesting that my shot contains no epinephrine when I have my tooth extracted Tuesday, as I have a cardiac arrhythmia.

But I am afraid of having the toxic reaction associated with lidocaine, carbocaine, etc.

Are these drugs safe???? Am I risking my life when my dentist numbs me up?

Thannk you for any input.... :(
N o v a
  nothing to get worry about local anesthesic injection.lignocaine is safe and toxic reactions normally wont occur.

however toxicity is possible when the dosage goes excess.(your dentist will be knowing about this)

its true a small number of people has allergy to local anesthesia.(check whether you are allergic to local anesthesia)

hundreds,thousands of people get local anesthesia daily throughout the world before dental procedures without much problems.

regarding your cardiac problem,get a fitness certificate from cardiologist for undergoing dental therapy.


the adrenaline in local anesthesia is very need to fear regarding this.
plain local anesthesia without adreanline are also available and can be used for you.

good luck
what are lincomycin hydrochloride and lidocaine hydrochloride gel use for?
  Lincomycin hydrochloride is mainly used for fighting respiratory tract and soft tissue infections.

there's another type: It is indicated for the infections due to Staphylococcus,Streptococcus Pneumococcus and anaerobes. It may cause enteritis of pseudo-menbrane after prolonged administration. Patients with hepatic insufficiency should use prudently.

Lidocaine hydrochloride is used as a pain reliever. Lidocaine (lignocaine) belongs to a group of medicines known as local anaesthetics. Lidocaine acts to block temporarily the pathway of pain impulses along nerve fibres. This relieves or prevents pain in the area where it has been injected. This preparation is injected to provide local anaesthesia for minor procedures, such as dental surgery.

you can check out these websites. it's good. good luck!
Are dental shots (lidocaine, etc) dangerous?
I have to have a third molar removed and I can not have EPINEPHRINE in my shot so they are using Carbocaine instead.

I heard about people DYING from using TOPICAL numbing drugs such as Lidocaine after cosmetics procedures.

Can someone tell me why it is safer to have dental shots INJECTED and not die vs. someone who used it topically, absorbed into their bloodstream and they uh, DIED?
I am aware that the -caine anesthetics are neurotoxins and also can be toxic to the heart if too much is absorbed in the bloodstream.... so I am concerned about having these toxic reactions in the dentist's chair.

Can someone please tell me why it is safe?
Do they use a smaller amount at the dentist than you would get topically? I'm confused..... :(

Thanks so much..
N o v a
  In the cases of people dying after cosmetic procedures... it was the amount of topical numbing drugs that killed them. If I remember correctly... these people were having a procedure done on their legs, where topical numbing was rubbed all over the legs, and then the legs were wrapped in cloth or plastic (can't remember exactly). This massive amount of topical numbing agent caused rapid change in blood pressure. This is what killed them.

There are risks with dental injections... nerve damage, injection directly into the vein... therefore straight to the heart. These risks are very minimal and if administered correctly, are very safe.
Will epinephrine make me more aggressive?

Like, say for example that I am really timid in football. If I take epinephrine will it just make me go crazy and be relentless?

  I think it's more for getting over hives.

I wouldn't use it for sports.

Use visualization. See yourself in your imagination, from OUTSIDE yourself. See yourself playing sports. Now, see yourself being stronger & more aggressive, when it's necessary. See yourself being applauded by your teammates & your coach yelling, "Great!" at you.

That's better than weird drugs.
embroidery fan
what is it????
does anyone know what lidocaine hydrochloride jelly usp is used for??????
Tiffany W
  numbing something- frequently it is used on a urinary catheter before inserting it so it won't hurt as bad going in.
Danielle K
Allergy to Caine/Grave's Disease - Need Help Please?
I need to have a root canal done but my physicians are causing me to worry. I have Grave's Disease and an allergy to "caine" drugs. In the past, I have used Citanest (Prilocaine) with no trouble. I have a new medical insurance that is horrible and they are saying that I should not have the procedure unless it is a medical emergency. If so, they are saying not to use a local with epinephrine (could cause Thyroid Storm/Death). The infections that are ongoing from the need for dental work is ridiculous - 7 rounds of antibotics and the pain is exquisite. My questions are this:
1. What local anaestics do not contain epinephrine that are not Lidocaine/Procaine?
2. What are the risks if I do not have the root canal done?
3. Is there any other helpful advice that you can share?

Thank you in advance for answering. I appreciate the advice. If you need any further information, please e-mail through answers. Thanks again.
  The grave's disease could be from a deficiency in iodine, causing the goiter. The Thyroid gland needs iodine and the amino acid tyrosine to produce hormones. If you are deficient in either of these, many problems can happen in the body and the thryoid is one of them.

Your allergies could be from nutritional deficiencies as well. The antibiotics are very destructive to the body. If you do not have the nutrients your body needs to create a good immune system, the antibiotics will not work well at all. Antibiotics do no killing of germs, but cause the body to produce more macrophages from particular kinds of white cells in your body. If you are deficient, it's like beating a tired horse to make him walk faster, it's just not going to happen if he's really tired.

Bad teeth are another sign of being very deficient.

If you use fluoride toothpaste, drink fluoridated water, bathe without a shower filter, drink sodas and domestic beer, you are getting enough fluoride to make you iodine deficient. I would check yourself to see if this is the case. It's simple to do. Purchase a small bottle of "tincture of iodine" and rub a patch 2" x 3" on your forearm or on your chest. Note the time of day. You should be able to see the patch after 24 hours. If it goes away in a few hours, you are very deficient.

To help your body get rid of the deficiencies like this, you will need to take about 5 - 6 months of taking iodine supplements to correct the problem. Once you have done this, you may find you will have a more healthy thyroid.

Just so you know, when they put fluoride in the drinking water, many children develop goiters as well as adults. This is a very bad practice that is being done to water supplies.

In regard to your allergies, that can come from many places. Without knowing more about your diet, specific deficiencies, it is difficult to predict what is causing that. I suggest, if you can, locate a Certified Nutritional Therapist to test you and find out what you are deficient in and recommend a diet for you.

Additionally, infections in the mouth can be insidious and cause many problems with various organs in the body because there are neural links from the teeth to body organs. You need to address that issue as well, but usually these types of infections are from a huge mineral deficiency in the body. The American diet is not going to solve that issue for you.

good luck
ENDODONTISTS ONLY: Anesthesia w/o epinephrine?
I have trouble with epinephrine causing my heart to race following injection. I recently had a tooth flare up and I just know I will soon need root canal therapy. I've had several root canals, but I used to be able to tolerate the epinephrine. Now, I'm nervous because I know we can't use the epi this time! Can I actually get numb enough for root canal with just carbocaine? I'm NOT looking forward to this one- I need some reassurance please.
  Yes, you can. You probably want to take a round of antibiotics right before you go for the root canal b/c infection can lessen the anesthesia. They can also put you on nitrous oxide gas which can help. In general, epi should only cause your heart to race when given improperly. This is why it is taught to aspirate during an injection to prevent putting the anesthetic into a vein. When it is injected in vein, the epi makes your heart race. But, they can use Mepivicaine plain. Which works fine, but doesn't last as long so they may give you some more.
What are some possible side effects from the recreational injection of Epinephrine?
Let's say I came into possession of a bunch of ampoules full of Epinephrine, and not knowing what else to do with them, I began injecting them recreationally. Sometimes on their own, but sometimes combined with other substances to see what happens.

Is there any possible ill effect from injecting several ampoules worth of Epinephrine after ingesting a cocktail of nutmeg and Vicodin with the aceto removed through a water distillation process?
  First of all, since you have so much criticism from people who think they are smarter than you by calling you dumb.

Water distillation is when you distill water. That really has nothing to do with removing acetominophen from pill binding.

You could very well die if you use to much. But guess what? You can die from to much of anything! Better stop pooping, eating, and drinking alchohol! Now, my question is are you dumb for asking the question or are the people who call you dumb stupid because they think that only a doctor of 8 or more years can understand epinephrine? I'm sorry to say, but you can only know so much about a single drug. I'm sure you are capable of knowing your body and the drug perfectly fine.

Some of the adverse side effect could come from the combination of the drugs. From the medical articles that I just read through, there is no interaction between epinephrine and hydrocodone (Vicodin). Nutmeg has not been studied very extensively, but I don't see interactions with that either. You are making yourself a guinea pig make sure to post if you suddenly have negative side effects. Don't be daring. Work up from a small dosage.

Know your body, know your mind, know your substance.
Is lidocaine as available as cormac mcarthy says it is?
So on no country for old men, Javier Bardem blows up a car and strolls into a pharmacy to pick up a few things, one of them being the local anesthetic lidocaine. Can you really get Lidocaine in the injectable form at a pharmacy?
Bob B
  yes, it's available in several forms.

but he did go behind the counter, not like you can buy it off the shelf.
im thinking about using a prescription lidocaine hydrochloride on my wrist for a tattoo will this help w pain?
Can you become allergic to lidocaine all of a sudden?
I was just perscribed lidocaine and was allergic to it - well - I felt dizzy, nausous, diarra, just icky. I also have this feeling when I go to the dentist. I have been ok with the dentist until 8 years ago when I passed out in the dentist office. And ever since then I am terrified about going to the dentist because of that. Was that a allergic reaction and can you become allergic to lidocaine and the dentist "caine"?
Had lidocaine in a mouthwash - had to swallow it.
  You can be allergic to just about anything, but you don't describe the usual allergic reaction. The dentist uses the same local anesthetic the doctors do, except their preps usually contain epinephrine as well- to restrict bleeding and extend the effectiveness. Epinephrine is the "fight or flight" chemical your body produces when you are stressed or frightened, and can cause all sorts of odd feelings- including the gut. To find out if you are truly allergic to it you would need to be specifically tested by an allergist. If you suspect you are, that would be a good thing to do, because allergies to medications that are injected can be quite deadly. They can show up all of a sudden, and can go from one mild to one life threatening reaction without warning. And since lidocaine is such a common local anesthetic, you would certainly need to know and have a medicalert tag to the effect. But what I think is you are dealing with an overstressed body in fear of the dentist, and the epinephrine isn't helping matters any. That's what it really sounds like. Still, get tested and find out for certain. Then if it's safe, you can always ask the dentist for a bit of a sedative first, which will help control the other reactions.

Note- you aren't supposed to swallow the mouthwash. You are supposed to swish in in your mouth and spit it out- not swallow it. You feel slighty icky because you just slightly anesthetized your esophogus, stomach and everything else. While it won't hurt you- it's not intended to be swallowed in much quantity.
The mom
Is there a difference between epinephrine and albuterol?
Is albuterol and epinephrine the same thing? I know people abuse epinephrine to lose weight or get a speed like effect, but is it the same as albuterol, if not why do people abuse albuterol then?
  No they are not the same thing. Epinephrine is your "fight or flight" hormone. You are thinking of ephedrine (in weight loss products) Albuterol is used for people with asthma or other breathing problems. Epinephrine can help relax your airways and make it easier to breath similarly to albuterol....but they are not the same thing.
Can Topical Lidocaine & Prilocaine Help Sunburn?
Well, title says most, but I got burned pretty bad, and I'm not sure if it will blister or not.. I have some sunburn relief stuff, and it has lidocaine & aloe vera, BUT I don't have it with me, I'm away from home. I found some other stuff here, and it's Lidocaine & Prilocaine, can it help me? (I mean can it help the pain, not the blistering?)
  Lidocaine is a topical anesthetic that will reduce the pain. Take an advil or aspirin, too.
How does an injection of epinephrine stop the inflammatory response?
When you are having an allergic reaction or extreme itching after a sunburn or rash, how does epinephrine work to stop it?
  I've never given epinephrine for extreme itchiing or sunburn, or even a rash. I've only ever given it for a life threatening allergic reaction, which we call anaphyllaxis. Besides giving the epinephrine, I also gave them injectable diphenhydramine and a steroid. I would imagine it help blocks the histamine receptors, and helps open the lungs up for better respirations. It's been too long since I've went to school to tell you exactly what goes on.
How can I increase Nor epinephrine production in my scalp?
I read that more Nor epinephrine produces more fatty acids and that's just what I need on my scalp.

Is there a product to do this?
  No. For whatever reason you feel you need fatty acids on your scalp, get some fish oil capsules and apply the oil to your scalp.

Norepinephrine is a hormone and a neurotransmitter and is the precursor of the hormone epinephrine, commonly known as adrenalin. It is released from the medulla of the adrenal glands as a hormone into the blood, but it is also a neurotransmitter in the nervous system where it is released from noradrenergic neurons during synaptic transmission. As a stress hormone, it affects parts of the human brain where attention and responding actions are controlled. Along with epinephrine, this compound affects the fight-or-flight response, activating the sympathetic nervous system to directly increase heart rate, release energy from glucose and glycogen, and increase muscle readiness.
lidocaine gel orally?
i was prescribed "liocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution, usp (viscous) 2%" and it looks and smells like aloe for a sunburn. and it tastes like cleaning products.

is it okay to mix the dose with listerine?
i can't take it alone.
Aly G
  put some sugar in it or kool aid powder
How long will Epinephrine affect Blood test for Bilirubin?
I read that Epinephrine can affect results of bilirubin test -- how long does it take the body to rid itself of epinephrine - so test will not be affected?
  Well, I have never heard of epinephrine interfering with an assay for bilrubin. Its also highly unlikely, epinephrine has a very short 'half life' which means it is broken down and eliminated very quickly after production. For most people, the amount of epinephrine circulating at any given moment is extremely small.

If you are wondering whether being anxious about the test, and that the adrenaline you make may affect the test - no, it doesn't.

I work some of the time in a critical care unit, where we frequently have to run in an infusion of epinephrine and similar drugs, to support heart rate and blood pressure. I have never come across a problem.

Hope this helps.
Knick A
How long before lidocaine takes effect?
My doctor prescribed me a topical solution (gel) of lidocaine to put on some dog bites on my lower left leg for ease in cleansing the wound. Does anyone know how long before the solution takes effect? I want to clean them at the peak of the lidocaine's deadening properties as they are still very painful. Thanks.
  If you apply the solution to the wounds, you should then apply some plastic wrap over it for about 1/2 hour to prevent evaporation and keep the gel on the area. After that, you should have fairly good anesthesia. Equally important is to remember to be gentle when cleaning the wounds. Do not use peroxide or alcohol or betadine as these actually slow down the healing. Better to gently cleanse with warm water and gentle shampoo and then blot dry. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment or cream and cover with a non-adherent dressing and change it every other day to promote fastest healing.
How long does lidocaine usually last for?
I got stitches last night and the area still feels numb, but i am not sure if it is because it is just bruised or if it is from the lidocaine.
One Love?
  There are two different kinds of lidocaine, each lasts a different duration.

1) Lidocaine ("Plain")
When injected in or under the skin, prevents sensory nerves from firing by depolarizing sensory nerve axons (the electrical wires of the nerves).
Because plain lidocaine is water soluble, it rapidly flushes away with nearby blood capillaries and veins. The half life for 1 milliliter of plain lidocaine injected below the skin (subcuticular) is about an hour.

2) Lidocaine with epinephrine (LidocaineE)
Works the same as plain lidocaine, except the epinephrine causes all the blood vessels in the area to constrict for hours.
Without blood flow to the area, the lidocaine does not get flushed away.
Depending on the location and the amount injected, LidocaineE can have a half-life up to 6 hours.

If your stitches were placed last night (presumably 24 hours ago), it's not lidocaine causing your numbness.

You probably cut several sensory nerves to the area. Your sensation probably will feel numb for several weeks.
where do you use lidocaine and septocaine?
just need to know, where exactly do you use lidocaine on the top of the teeth in the back, or bottom only. and also where do you use septocaine on the top or bottom of the teeth.

means each tooth is different i suppose, and so say tooth number 22...would you use lidocaine, or septocaine?

im studying to be a dental assistant, but i cant seem to find it in my book.
  Lidocaine and Septocaine are interchangeable and can be used anywhere depending on the dentist's preference. They can be used with or without epinephrine.
grandpa walleye
Does getting lidocaine injections into both sides of your thumb hurt?
I have had a splinter stuck under my thumbnail for about 6 months now. I went to the doctor and found out that I have to get two injections of lidocaine in my thumb (one on each side) to numb it so they can lift my nail up to get the splinter out. I want personal experiences about the lidocaine injections and also I want to know about anything else that might hurt while getting the splinter out.
  I take it you want the truth here, so yes lidocaine injections do hurt, i had them so i could have stitches and they sting, but you can't let it show cause otherwise you'll look a real dill. It's still better than the alternative, which is to wait till the thumb becomes infected and need more than just the nail removed. It only hurts for a few seconds and then you can't feel anything during the procedure, just some pulling feelings which feel weird not painful. Once the lidocaine wears off it will throb a bit and be quite sore, just have some painkillers and show off your war wounds to your friends. You must be pretty brave anyway to put up with having a splinter under your nail for so long. I hope this has been of help and take care.
my boyfriend was injured today and has 10 stiches in his thumb he has percription meds but it still hurts?
terribly (he's no sissy boy) can i put lidocaine hydrochloride jelly 2% on it or would it harm the stitches we have to be careful they might amputate it so we can't do anything to bother the stitches until wendesday
auntie s
  Lidocaine is unlikely to affect the deep hurt. This sounds like a serious injury and I wouldn't mess with it. Call the doctor who treated him to see if you can get some prescription pain killers.
Still reading
lidocaine hydrochloride jelly USP, 2%?
my doctor put it in my bag? i have no clue what it's for??? is it for my tooth? -__- i used it and found this dot blister looking thing on my face. wtf O_O how do you use it? should i take it back...
-___- after i used it i found a dot on my face :/ ?? help
  It's a painkiller, yes, probably for your tooth.

tx mom
TX Mom
Does lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution, 2 percent heal my conkor soar?
I got a prescription for it and i use it but i was wondering does it just numb it or does it actually heal the soar?
Saul R
where can a normal person buy viscous lidocaine?
im just wondering what stores i could go to to get some, my Dr gave me a catheter to wear at night and i need to know where to get viscous lidocaine to num down there be for insertion
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Can you scare someone who is having an allergic reaction to produce epinephrine?
If you scared someone enough, would they produce enough epinephrine (from the "fight or flight" response) to treat their allergic reaction and open up their airways?
Bob J
  Likely not. Even if it was possible, you'd have to keep it up until they got to the hospital.
can i take a pain reliever with augmentin?
i have a very very sore throat, just on one side. thanks to my not so friendly doctor he threw some augmentin and some viscous lidocaine at me. i have been taking both, but i cant get the lidocaine to go RIGHT where it hurts and I need to know if i can take aome advil or some tylenol. Thanks so much

  Yes you can either take Tylenol or Ibuprofen. It won't hurt a thing.
Tamara S
What happens if i drink epinephrine in my mouth?
I was wondering if I drink epinephrine in my mouth that it would have the same effect as it would if i would inject it in myself?
Christos Marathonitis
  If you need an epipen, then you need to inject it as directed. Drinking it will mess up how it works since it will have be delayed getting into your bloodstream.

If you don't want to use injections as your first choice you could ask your Dr. for an inhaler, but you should always have your epipen backup.
Laser Fillings WITHOUT needles? Biolase?
I am a rare case who can not tolerate any of the -caine anesthestic drugs (Lidocaine, Carbocaine, Mepivicane, etc). I am not allergic, just intolerant due to other health conditions. I also can not tolerate the epinephrine in the drugs, but since I can't tolerate the drugs at all, that point doesn't really matter.

I have some invasive cavities that need to be filled. It is a simple filling, it's just that the cavity is close to the nerve.

I have heard that recent advancements in laser dentistry can make it so that hypodermic anesthesia is not required in many cases, but not all.

How far has laser dentistry come so that maybe I can get my fillings without the -caine drugs?

Please help me.
  As long as you are not allergic, the dentist can give you the amide type of anesthesiants (lidocaine, etc)
Some like mepivacaine do not contain epinephrine, so that if you have some health conditions where we dont want to give adrenaline (epinephrine), you wont get any. but the anesthesic would not last long. Other anesthesics contain levonordephrine instead of epinephrine to compensate.
So as long as you are not alergic (EXTREMELY rare), the dentist can use mepivacaine plain, which might be the best option. And it does not last long.

As for the laser, it just cut differentely (micro-explosions instead of friction), but if the cavity go near the nerve, you still going to feel to much pain.
How safe is it to use pure lidocaine powder?
I would like to mix some with a cream as a pain relife for my back. The msds sheet that came with it makes me scared to even open it. Is it safe? If i mix 1 gram of lidocaine with 9 grams of cream does that give me a 10% Concentration?
Arthur And Jennifer D
  In the proper concentrations, it may be safe enough to use, but I would do some more extensive research into it to find the appropriate dose to be on the safe side.
Wiki says it does help topically with itching, burning, and pain from skin inflammation, but it does have several contraindications:

* Heart block, second or third degree (without pacemaker)
* Severe sinoatrial block (without pacemaker)
* Serious adverse drug reaction to lidocaine or amide local anaesthetics
* Concurrent treatment with quinidine, flecainide, disopyramide, procainamide (Class I antiarrhythmic agents)
* Prior use of Amiodarone hydrochloride
* Hypotension not due to Arrhythmia
* Bradycardia
* Accelerated idioventricular rhythm

Needless to say, I'd be rather careful when dealing with something like this. I would also note that there's a long list under drug interactions below that on Wiki, too.
Yes, if you mix 1 gram of Lidocaine into 9 grams of cream, it would be 10% Lidocaine... but you'd also want to make sure it was mixed really, really well so there aren't any globs of Lidocaine that might cause irritation (or worse). Good luck!
Dental Anesthetic Question?
I took a 10 panel hair test to prove that I was on a prescribed medication and the test came back positive for that medication but it also came back positive for cocaine. I DO NOT DO DRUGS. I have been going to the dentist weekly (sometimes twice a week) from January 2011-last week and getting the following injections (multiple injections each week) of 2%Lidocaine with epinephrine 1:100,000 0.5% Marcaine (Bupivacaine HCl with 1:200,000 epinepheine) and Diflunisal 500mg (NSAID) I have a letter proving the above but the MRO wants proof that these could produce a positive cocaine result. They will accept information from an AMA journal article or qualified physician.
Roland C
  As far as I know cocaine is NOT produced by any of the dental anesthetics commonly used.
In wich creams can i Find LIDOCAINE or XYLOCAINE for analgesic when Waxing??
i looked at savons but they only had creams with Menthol as an analgesic....does it work? its called ICYHOT or do u know any other brand containing Lidocaine Or Xylocaine? THANK YOU!!
  try using orajel for tooth aches, that has real pain reliever in it.
numbing the area for anal sex?
i went to a sex store and bought a numbing spray which has lidocaine in it to numb the area. my friend who goes to reveal for laser hair removal gets prescribed lidocaine and prilocaine cream 2.5%. she gave me a tube so that i can try it with anal but i'm not sure if it will be safe?
  Anal sex in general is not safe especially if you go back and forth between your vagina and your anus....If you can't handle the pain just don't do's not worth it. With this said, if you really want to do it why not just use the numbing spray along with some lube and anal beads
sexy momma
Can I use my expired Lidocaine Viscous solution for my sore throat?
It expired a year ago. What's the worst that can happen???? just less effectiveness? My throat is killing me. Official name is "Lidocaine Viscous 2%" (generic for Xylocaine Viscous). It's the kind you just swish in your mouth and swallow (5cc). Thanks.
Eric M
  probably i can't see anything horrible happening, just that it wouldnt work as well as before.
I have a syringe and lidocaine, can I numb my own broken tooth?
I know they usually use novacaine, but can I use lidocaine and numb my broken tooth? I can't afford a dentist right now and I am in horrible pain!
Embrace Life
  Yeah, you can, but I doubt you'd actually numb yourself in the right place...thus screwing up your whole home made tooth extraction. HORRIBLE the way, where the F did you get the lidocaine?
T.L. Bogle
How does a small amount of this epinephrine cause such a rapid and large increase?
Epinephrine rapidly causes the breakdown of glycogen to glucose in skeletal muscle in order to produce increased substrate for ATP production. How does a small amount of this hormone cause such a rapid and large increase?

i really have no idea to this question. I can only think that increasing substrate for atp production would allow more atp to be used....idk. its a wild guess.
Flower M
  Epinephrine injection is used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions caused by insect bites, foods, medications, latex, and other causes. Symptoms of allergic reaction include wheezing, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, hives, itching, swelling, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and loss of bladder control. Epinephrine is in a class of medications called sympathomimetic agents. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and tightening the blood vessels.
As a hormone, epinephrine acts on nearly all body tissues. Its actions vary by tissue type and tissue expression of adrenergic receptors. For example, epinephrine causes smooth muscle relaxation in the airways, but causes contraction of the smooth muscle that lines most arterioles.
The adrenergic receptors (or adrenoceptors) are a class of G protein-coupled receptors that are targets of the catecholamines, especially noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and adrenaline (epinephrine). Although dopamine is a catecholamine, its receptors are in a different category.
Many cells possess these receptors, and the binding of an agonist will generally cause a sympathetic response (e.g. the fight-or-flight response). For instance, the heart rate will increase and the pupils will dilate, energy will be mobilized, and blood flow diverted from other non-essential organs to skeletal muscle.
gangadharan nair
What type of topical painkiller is best for electrolysis?
I am using the lidocaine/prilocaine cream and it is not doing its job that well. I still feel a lot of pain and discomfort during electrolysis (bikini area). I heard EMLA cream is good, but that seems to also be lidocaine/prilocaine based.

Does anyone have any experience with electrolysis and what have you found to be the best painkiller for this particular procedure?

Thanks in advance.
Joan D
  Lidocaine also comes in a gel form that could be an option. I would recommend calling the place where you get the electrolysis done to see what else they suggest as far as trying to numben the areas being treated.
I have a vile/bottle of pure 1% Lidocaine. How do I make a topical cream with this?
I am going to finish up my half leg tattoo. I will be getting drilled on for about 9 hours straight. Is there anyway to turn my pure 1% medical grade lidocaine into a topical cream I can rub on my leg? If so, is it dangerous?
The vile is sterile, I got it from the hospital I work at. It is still capped and has never been drawn from. My question is how I can make a cream.... Not if I should or not.
Why does lidocaine sometimes not work?
I've had this problem a couple times at the dentist (different dentists). The dentist will numb the area he is going to work on with lidocaine (or some other ...caine) and the stuff just wont take. He then uses more and it still doesn't work. He then tries another type of anesthetic and it still doesn't work. I either have to suffer through some pain or wait and come back a different day (it worked the next time I came back). I'm only 29, don't smoke, don't do drugs and rarely drink. It this common or could it be something I'm doing that causes it not to work?
mark g
  Sometimes the anaesthetic won't take if there is an infection present, or if your nerves aren't exactly where they should be, or even if you're really anxious it can affect the freezing. I don't think it's anything that you did. It just happens. I'll be back. I remember reading about this. I'll see if I can find it. =)

Okay - I found a site that may be able to answer some of your questions. Check this out:
im looking for novacaine/lidocain/marcaine, any oral local anesthetic?
hello, im looking for an oral anesthetic such as lidocaine, marcaine, novocaine, or anything that will completely numb my tongue for at least 4 - 8 hours. i DO NOT have a prescription. however i used to order lidocaine and emla from the england and russia. however the sites i used no longer offer the products... does anybody know of an online site that i can get any local oral anesthetic with no prescription? please e-mail me...
Ben D
  I doubt that you will now be able to get this type of drugs over the net as they are all controlled substances, even overseas.

These are very controlled substances even in other countries do to the abuse of the drugs.
dude I
lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution?
Hi I'm 15yrs old and I just had bad news yesterday that I found out that I have Mouth Foot Hand Disease and I said my tongue hurts when I eat and they prescribe me that medicine the medicine above and I forgot to ask how much to gargle in my mouth. If u know the answer can u please be nice to give me an answer if you know.Only if u work in a medical field before. Thank you :) and no rude comments please
Can You please answer my question I have ate for hours and I want to numb my mouth. I just want to know how much I need to gargle and there is no instruction on the bottle. I'm asking you nicely anyone knows the answer to my question please.
Lisa Garner
  better to consult a doctor ... good luck!
Will I die because of this?
I Injected myself with rubbing alcohol, Lidocaine Viscous 2%, and hand sanatizer.
I Injected myself with rubbing alcohol, Lidocaine Viscous 2%, and hand sanatizer.
and i took 4 muscle spasm pills...I'm glad u guys sad id be dead by now because that's my goal. Thanks
  had you actually done that, you wouldn't be typing the question, you'd be dead. TROLL
Can ANYONE describe the action of aldosterone, epinephrine and erythropoetin on blood pressure?
Describe the action of aldosterone, epinephrine and erythropoetin on blood pressure. Can you include which of the 4 regulators of blood pressure are effected by each of these and what happens to blood pressure (up or down)? You will get 11points if you can do all of these things!
  you must be in nursing school

Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood.

The kidney hormone renin normally stimulates the adrenal glands to release aldosterone. High levels of both renin and aldosterone are normally present when the body is trying to conserve fluid and salt (sodium). When a tumor is present, an aldosterone level will be high while a renin level will be low. Usually a renin activity test is done when the aldosterone level is measured.

Other important functions of the kidneys include blood pressure regulation, and the production of erythropoietin, which controls red blood cell production in the bone marrow.

Urinary system parts and their functions:
two kidneys - a pair of purplish-brown organs located below the ribs toward the middle of the back. Their function is to:

remove liquid waste from the blood in the form of urine.

keep a stable balance of salts and other substances in the blood.

produce erythropoietin, a hormone that aids the formation of red blood cells.

When secreted into the bloodstream, it rapidly prepares the body for action in emergency situations. The hormone boosts the supply of oxygen and glucose to the brain and muscles, while suppressing other non-emergency bodily processes (digestion in particular).

It increases heart rate and stroke volume, dilates the pupils, and constricts arterioles in the skin and gut while dilating arterioles in skeletal muscles. It elevates the blood sugar level by increasing catalysis of glycogen to glucose in the liver, and at the same time begins the breakdown of lipids in fat cells. Like some other stress hormones, epinephrine has a suppressive effect on the immune system.[5]

Although epinephrine does not have any psychoactive effects, stress or arousal also releases norepinephrine in the brain. Norepinephrine has similar actions in the body, but is also psychoactive
What are the appropriate contents of a numbing cream?
I want to purchase a numbing cream from i guess a trusted website, cause everytime I typed in numbing cream or anesthetic cream, they are on top that is why i think i can trust the product. But my problem is about the content of a numbing cream, what is the criteria or the correct content of a numbing cream, some says they have 5% or 7% lidocaine, etc... how could these substance affect my skin, we know that we have different unique type skin with everybody else right? what is the appropriate percent of a lidocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine, etc on the skin?
  U know even if u start bleeding u wont come to know with 7%, 5% creams or some 1 puts a rock u wont feel a thing,be cautious 2% is safe but it has the same effect,bupivacaine acts for 12 to 18 hrs,so lignocaine is preferable,it acts for 2 to 4 hrs.i think i know why ur searching for those creams,only thing is be cautious
Cetirizine hydrochloride (zyrtec) from online pharmacy?
hi...i used an online pharmacy to buy 180 10 mg cetirizine hydrochloride pills (generic zyrtec...for allergies)...normally they are oval but the ones that came in the mail are round and unmarked. they came packaged in little boxes labeled cetirizine hydrochloride and it has all the info on the boxes and also the bubble packs but ive never seen them round and unmarked before. i just want to make sure that i didnt get ripped off and that they are in fact 10 mg of cetirizine hydrochloride. any help is appreciated. thanks!
  generics never look like the brand name pills.

if you are concerned, call or email the pharmacy and double check that you got the right med, but if the package has good labeling then you should be ok
Dancing Girl 1
vaginal itching and blistering?
okay so i am 8 weeks pregnant and i had gotten a yeast infection and i kept scratching my self cause of the itching well now the yeast infection is gone my obgyn gave me a pill but now i have blistering down there like around my vagina where i have been itching i also have a cut that had gotten from that to on Sunday night i went to the e.r cause i could not sleep cause the pain was to much to handle and he gave me lidocaine hydrochloride jelly 2% it helped with the pain tons well now im out and the pain is back im guessing cause i have have the blistering!!! i know its not a std cause i got tested at my first prenatal visit and everything was good so what can i do to sooth the pain?
should i take a hot bath or cold bath? ointments?
Lacy Rowe
Does EMLA cream prevent a lidocaine injection hurting?
Would emla cream stop a lidocaine injection hurting in a toe?
scaredy cat
  It will reduce the pain, and may stop it. Nobody can say until the needle goes in!

I'm sure a lidocaine injection in the toe won't hurt much anyway.
Polly P
What's the difference between Aneshtetic Benzocaine, Lidocaine, Prilocaine, and Xylocaine Creams?
What's the difference between Aneshtetic Benzocaine, Lidocaine, Prilocaine, and Xylocaine Creams? What is the best way to use this? external use or internal use? I know they are all Numbing Creams or what i mean was a numbing agents. How does these work? Kindly Help Me Guys Please, and I'm looking for a great suppliers, Thanks.
  I think you have to contract a proper suppliers that provides you better suggestion about these products for various wholesale suppliers try suppliers of various creams products and also leading in manufacturing or research in search engines.
Samuel Brown
Anyone tried Aphthasol (RX) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) if so what results did you get?
My doctor prescribed lidocaine 2% for the pain over a year ago. However if this new RX is worth it by shortening the outbreaks I'd be all for it. I regularly get these - one that once a month.
I suffer breakouts more than once a month & the doctor has prescribed 2% lidocaine for the pain.
Appreciate the answer... I'm one of those *over the edge* folk... I get them more than 90% & I actually have chunks missing in my tongue.

I need more than the normal things that do work to a certain extent ... I do the alcohol, peroxide, Benedryl, maylox, baking soda, etc....................

I'm one of *those* that live with this nearly daily. Thank you - I just saw there was a new RX APHTHASOL & prayed it was a small answer... One can hope.

Thanks for your help...
Lisa R
  They're usually caused from a bacteria. Try putting rubbing alcohol via a q-tip on them at the first sign you're getting them. The trick is to get them early! It works for me. If you develop them, rinse your mouth with warm water with sea salt (don't use regular salt). Some people have canker sore onset from lemons or other acidic fruits or when they bite or get a cut in their mouth; that usually causes me to get them. Good luck!
What will happen If i mix Fluoxetine hydrochloride, Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride, and Ambien CR?
  Consult your doctor.
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Are the following classified as narcotics: 1.Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride 2.Chlorpheniramine Maleate &..?
Are the following classified as narcotics:
1.Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride
2.Chlorpheniramine Maleate
3. Dicyclomine Hydrochloride
Please let me know for each item. Is there a list available online where the names of narcotic items used in medicnes is listed?
  You can check on the web site It has all you want to know about any med.
how to make Diltiazem Hydrochloride for injection stability?
we make Diltiazem Hydrochloride to dry powder for injection , but it degaretion after one month. it have another substance. how to make it stability? Diltiazem Hydrochloride must be preserved in tight,light-resistant and cool containers.
zheng y
  Why are you asking this? If you are working for a legitimate company making diltiazem, the chemists would know what to do.
If you're working for a less than legitimate company.....
Do any of these rx drugs get you fucked up.?!?
ChlorproMAZINE Hydrochloride
Hydrochloride Extended-release
Lescol XL
Zocor (simuastatin)
Augmentin XR

any of them?!

thankks (=
not looking for remarks..


  One is an antibiotic(for infections),One is an Antihistimine(for allergies)....what are you doing,going through your parent's Medicine Cabnit?!?

I'm not going to "help" you...but I'm sure we have plenty of people who will,they believe in "helping" kids get "high safely" around here!

Why don't you go join a sport...or something useful that will encourage your health/body....NOT DESTROY IT ;-)
Mrs Jim
Phentermine Hydrochloride online?
What is the best that you have used? or does anyone know of a website where I can get Phentermine hydrochloride without a perscription. I want the tablets not capsules. My sister was buying them from and now they do not have them.
With My Forever
  Go to
(I know it is a body building website)
Click on Other Treatments
Click Weight Management
Select the dose you want and put in your cart
Fill out info for billing and shipping.
After you have paid, you will see a questionnaire pop up. Fill this out and make up a fake name to go into the Physicians info spot. After you finish filling it out (of course saying you are very healthy) Click Submit.
You will see at the very top it will say Your order has been successful. It will look like you need to do something else because the screen stays on the same page you filed out.
Just X out of the screen and your meds will get to you in 2 days.
I order from this place only....and you do not have to wait for your script to renew before you can order more.
Best of all it is an American pharmacy out of Jacksonville, FL.
Teeth whitening after tetracycline hydrochloride?
I've tried Britesmile and it didn't do much at all. Anyone know of any other system that will work after taking tetracycline hydrochloride?
  Your NOT going to find anything that will remove that staining.

Zoom Whitening, is the best system out there, that i have seen. I perform the Zoom Whitening Treatment in my office. Plain and simple it wont whiten Tetracycline stains. Nothing will.... Not even, Internal Bleaching. I've seen it (internal bleaching by the doctors) and done it (the Zoom treatment).. and its just NOT going to happen.
Do people get high on epinephrine inhalers like Primatene Mist?
Just curious why they are on the market if they do, why aren't they sold behind the pharmacy counter?
  They do and it's making life like mine miserable when we can't get the meds we need.....the gov't has a cut off date to eliminate the products al together...until then the company is making minimal products so as not to have too much Calif. alot of cold meds are behind the counter and a limit has been also have to have ID.
Ephedrine and ephedra has been used to manufacture meth....and abused by those looking for a cheap speed.....again it screws those that don't want to have to keep going to a doctor for perscriptions.
From what my daughter has said...Oregon has made it illegal to have any and all cold meds, with certain formulas, without a prescription.
Does this sound right that I get Cold Sores inside my mouth?
I am a 19 year old college female. As a college student I tend to find myself stressing out a lot, thinking this caused canker sores in my mouth often, like 2 sores per every 2 weeks. Over break, I made an appointment with my doctor. After examination, she said they aren't canker sores, but cold sores. She said it is related to when I was 6 months old and was diagnosed with herpes encephalitis. I fully recovered from that, but occasionally get seizures from that case, and now cold sores inside my mouth. She prescribed Famciclovir 1500mg at a sign of a break out, and Lidocaine Hydrochloride Oral Topical Solution(Viscous 2%) for temporary relief from the sores. Is this right that they are cold sores? I thought cold sores were fever blisters on the lip, outside the mouth?
  Cold sores can be eaither inside or outside the mouth. I'd trust your doctor on this one.
Twilight Lover
pseudoephedrine hydrochloride?
I failed a drug test for meth-amphetamine. I don't do drugs, so I was wondering if pseudoephedrine hydrochloride contained some type of ingredient to cause this. I took Sudafed 12 hour sinus relief.
  yes it could of caused a positive result-- this is one of the chemicals used to make meth. it should be out of your system in 3 to 5 days-- ask for another test
Medical procedure in a hotel room?
This is nuts and I'll try to make it short.

Me: 25, born with bi-lateral club feet. Operated on at birth. My legs are operational, but get feet get sore after standing for more than an hour or so.

My mother: batshit crazy.

Here's what she recently proposed to me:

She has a friend, who goes into Mexico for some sort of pain treatments from a "Doctor" who is an American, but chooses to operate in Mexico because it's "cheaper"

Basically, my mom wants this "Doctor" to do one of these pain treatments on my feet. Now, since I don't have a passport, the "Doctor" has offered to cross the border and perform this procedure in a hotel room.

The cost by the way, is like $300, and my mom's friend wants to pay, knowing we can't afford it. I've never even met her friend and I really don't feel comfortable taking money like that.

Now, what is this procedure? from the "Doctors" web site, it appears it's a needle injection of Lidocaine and Dextrose. Lidocaine is just a local anesthetic, and Dextrose is another word for Glucose.

From what I've read, Lidocaine only lasts a few weeks to a few months, so it's useless if I have to continue going and paying the $300.

I definitely do not want to do this. This guy doesn't even seem like a real doctor. His web site says he started out as a Chiropractor and then has "various degrees in medicine"

I feel this is totally irresponsible for my Mother to spring something like this on me.

Am I right in wanting to tell her no?

She's one of these natural medicine people and is very stubborn. She will definitely hold this against me if I say no, but seriously, would any of you even consider something like this?
tacos in general
  Please, do not even consider doing a surgical procedure in a hotel room. This guy doesn't sound legit either. He may be one of those "black-market doctors" who do amateur procedures for pay and the result is usually insufficient. Also, "various degrees in medicine?" How many MD's can this guy have? Is he also an RN? A NP? FAAN?

-I wouldn't trust him. And I don't know many doctors that have full-blown websites. Also, If his website encourages you to buy something (anything-even services), than this probably is not legitimate.

-Instead, I encourage you to go to a hospital or a REAL doctor's office.
Shut up I'm Meddy
When you are under physical stress, what hormone is released quickly to stimulate an increase in blood glucose?
syl c.
How does Xylocaine (Lidocaine) drug related to cardiovascular?
  iv xylocaine is used in cardiac arrhythmias
numbing Lidocaine Viscous?
can that also be used on your skin like your belly button, because it says that it is only for your mouth?
shorty luvs hugs
  I would think that anything you can put in your mouth you could use on your belly but why don't you first check this out with your local pharmacist - they would know
Chris A
Is Pramoxine hydrochloride the same as hydrocortisone acetate?
I used hydrocortisone for relief of some eczema around my mouth and it worked fine. I was wondering if Pramoxine hydrochloride is the same thing? I did some searching and they both show up together.
Look Its Jay
  Pramoxine is a topical anesthetic used to reduce itching.
Hydrocortisone is a steroid.
Betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) ok during pregnancy?
I am having problems digesting my food. I am 5 months pregnant. My Dr. told me to take Betaine hydrochloride and pepsin with my meals to help me digest (HCL). Is this safe during pregnancy? My Dr says it is, but I see conflicting reports on the web.
  What you are seeing on the web is talking about exposure to vapors of hydrochloric acid, not about taking pills with a meal. Sort of like saying you can't drink from the municipal water supply because it is treated with chlorine when we know that chlorine gas is poison, especially to babies.

However, if you are still concerned, there are alternatives. You can take digestive bitters (Chamomile, Chickory, Gentian or a product called Swedish Bitters) at the start of a meal to increase your production of HCL. Also very helpful to sip vinegar water with meals. Mix 2-3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar and equal amount of honey in a little hot water. After it's dissolved, add cool water until it tastes pleasant.
Janet S
Any difference between different types of diphenhydramine hydrochloride?
I go through quite a bit of benadryl to deal with allergies. Is there any reason why I shouldn't start buying the cheap, generic over-the-counter sleep aids containing the same dose (25mg) of diphenhydramine hydrochloride as benadryl?
  If you live in the United States then the FDA should ensure that any product advertised as containing 25mg dephenhydramine HCL will be the same as benadryl (the pink ones). If you take the green ones it'll have additional ingredients as well.
Hector S
Why shouldn't Diabetics have Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride?
I am diabetic and wanted to take some Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride) and in the information leaflet that comes with the tablets it says do not take if you are diabetic. Whats the reason behind this?
Thanks but this isn't a site and cannot find what you want me to read....really need someone who knows the answer as I have already searched the net before coming on here and asking!!
Thanks formley_bob :o)
Is it ok to bring up reoccurring canker sores to my doctor?
I am a 19 year old college female. I have reoccurring canker sores in my mouth. I usually break out with canker sores at least twice a month. I have had canker sores since a little kid. But as a kid i would get a few break outs a year. Now breakouts seem to be more common and often. I already don't eat tomatoes, orange juice or pineapple, for i know these definitely bring on sores. Is it reasonable to bring this up to my doctor when i go home for break? Is it possible because they are recurrent there can be a topical medicine i put on the sore i get prescribed by the doctor to me? I have already tried hydrogen peroxide and Kank-a and Orajel, non of them working...Oh yeah i forgot...2 years ago my cheek swelled up and i went to the urgent care and was prescribed Lidocaine Hydrochloride to put on it to stop the swelling. But until it was out-dated it worked to get rid of canker sores faster. I do notice stress is a factor of canker sores, but i get 9 hours of sleep a night and work out to try to manage stress.
  It is appropriate to bring up any concern you have with your doctor whether it is physical or mental. In this case, I think your doctor will have a treatment that will help you.
Gypsy Girl
Just took aspirin when can I take theraflu?
I am feeling ill and thought that perhaps an aspirin would do (325mg) Well it didn't. I took the aspirin about an hour ago. How long do I have to wait until I take theraflu? acetaminophen 650 mg, diphenhydramine hydrochloride 25 mg, phenylephrine hydrochloride 10 mg
Jennifer Thorson
  you can take the theraflu now.
Will this ease my herpes pain?
i have unbearable burning when i pee and my doctor prescribed me Lidocaine/Prilocaine Cream. do you think it will work?
How Many Fexofenadine Hydrochloride Can I Have In One Day?
I am 15, and have been prescribed fexofenadine hydrochloride 120mg. How many of these can i take a day for added effectiveness?
i am prescribed to take 1 a day, but is it safe to take more?
  More is not always better, and it's true in this case. If you are prescribed 1 a day then it's not safe to take more.
Is there a risk of addiction to the paracetamol tablet under the brand name UNIFLU?
Uniflu tabs contains among others (i) paracetamol 500mg, (ii) diphenhydramine hydrochloride 15mg, (iii) phenylephrine hydrochloride 10mg. It is indicated for symptomatic relief from influenza, colds, nasal & sinus congestions, coughing, fever, headaches, allergic conditions, hayfever, etc.
Lonely Man
  There is no physiological mechanism by which anyone can become addicted to paracetamol. There have been reports of addiction to combination products where paracetamol is combined with an opioid medicine, but this has nothing to do with the paracetamol component.
Phenylephrine hydrochloride has had cases of addiction however tolerance is more reported and is recognised in most countries as non addictive.
Im more concerned about diphenhydramine hydrochloride which continuous use of this medication can lead to dependency and addiction.

I suggest you seek medical help if you feel you are unable to stop taking this medication

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Aerodynamix: @theladysoo No!! Lidocaine and epinephrine (sp?). Much more my kind of thing
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