articaine and epinephrine (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving 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.
Before receiving articaine and epinephrine, tell your dentist if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Before you receive articaine and epinephrine, tell your dentist if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether articaine and epinephrine passes into breast or if it could harm a nursing baby. Before you receive articaine and epinephrine, tell your dentist if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is articaine and epinephrine given (Septocaine)?
Articaine and epinephrine is given as an injection that is usually placed into the gum area inside your mouth. You will receive this injection in a dentist's office or oral surgical setting.
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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