Novocain

Name: Novocain

What is Novocain?

Novocain (procaine) is a local anesthetic. Novocain causes loss of feeling (numbness) of skin and mucous membranes.

Novocain is used as an injection during surgery and other medical and dental procedures.

Novocain may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

Important information

Since there will be decreased sensation of the area where Novocain is injected, use caution to avoid injury to the area during and following treatment.

Before taking this medicine

Before using Novocain, talk to your healthcare provider if you have

  • liver problems;

  • bleeding or blood clotting problems;

  • heart problems;

  • a neuromuscular disease such as myasthenia gravis; or

  • other serious medical conditions.

You may not be able to use Novocain, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.

It is not known whether Novocain will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use Novocain without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Novocain passes into breast milk. Do not use this medicine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Novocain?

Your healthcare provider will administer Novocain as an injection.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

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