Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Septocaine
Generic Name: articaine and epinephrine (Pronunciation: AR ti kane and EP i NEF rin)
What is articaine and epinephrine (Septocaine)?
Articaine and epinephrine is an anesthetic (numbing medicine) that blocks the nerve impulses that send pain signals to your brain.
Articaine and epinephrine is used as an anesthetic for dental procedures.
Articaine and epinephrine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of articaine and epinephrine (Septocaine)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling or puffiness of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about articaine and epinephrine (Septocaine)?
You should not receive articaine and epinephrine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any type of numbing medicine.
This medication can cause numbness for an extended period of time. Avoid eating, chewing gum, or drinking hot liquids until the feeling in your mouth has returned completely. Chewing while your mouth is numb could result in a bite injury to your tongue, lips, or inside of your cheek.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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