Procaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Procaine: Novocain, Mericaine

Procaine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of procaine during breastfeeding. Based on the low excretion of other local anesthetics into breastmilk and the short half-life of procaine, a single dose of procaine during breastfeeding, such as for a dental procedure, is unlikely to adversely affect the breastfed infant. However, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Note that many people mistakenly equate the terms "Novocaine" (procaine) and local anesthesia. The exact identity of any local anesthetic should be verified rather than assuming that patients are receiving procaine.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible Effects on Lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

References

Procaine Identification

Substance Name

Procaine

CAS Registry Number

59-46-1

Drug Class

  • Anesthetics, Local

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

711

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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