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articaine and epinephrine (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Septocaine)?

Since articaine and epinephrine is given as needed before a dental procedure, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose (Septocaine)?

Tell your caregivers right away if you think you have received too much of this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, fainting, seizure (convulsions), shallow breathing, or slow heart rate.

What should I avoid after receiving articaine and epinephrine (Septocaine)?

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.

What other drugs will affect articaine and epinephrine (Septocaine)?

Before receiving articaine and epinephrine, tell your dentist if you are using any of the following drugs:

  • cold medicine, diet pills, stimulants, or medication to treat ADHD;
  • medicine to treat a psychiatric disorder (Haldol, Inapsine, Thorazine, Prolixin, Serentil, Mellaril, and others);
  • medication to treat nausea and vomiting, such as Compazine or Motillium; or
  • an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with articaine and epinephrine. Tell your dentist about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors.

Where can I get more information?

Your dentist or pharmacist can provide more information about articaine and epinephrine.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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