Procaine is a local anesthetic. Procaine causes loss of feeling (numbness) of skin and mucous membranes.
Procaine is used as an injection during surgery and other medical and dental procedures.
Before using procaine, talk to your healthcare provider if you have
* liver problems;
bleeding or blood clotting problems;
a neuromuscular disease such as myasthenia gravis; or
other serious medical conditions.
You may not be able to use procaine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
It is not known whether procaine will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use procaine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether procaine passes into breast milk. Do not use procaine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Since it is given in a surgical setting an anesthetist administers the appropriate dose.
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