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Medications for Local Anesthesia

Drugs associated with Local Anesthesia

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is medicine used to numb a small part of your body while you have a procedure or surgery. It is often used during minor surgery or procedures, such as a biopsy or dental care.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
mepivacaine Rx C N 2 reviews
4.0

Generic name: mepivacaine systemic

Brand names:  Carbocaine, Isocaine, Polocaine, Polocaine-MPF

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
bupivacaine Rx C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Brand names:  Marcaine, Marcaine Spinal, Marcaine HCl, Sensorcaine, Sensorcaine-MPF, Sensorcaine-MPF Spinal

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Marcaine Rx C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Novocain Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: procaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
lidocaine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Akten

Drug class: ophthalmic anesthetics

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Carbocaine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: mepivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Akten Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
articaine / epinephrine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: articaine / epinephrine systemic

Brand names:  Septocaine, Articadent, Zorcaine, Orabloc

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cocaine Rx C 2 Add review Add

Generic name: cocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Septocaine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: articaine / epinephrine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Nupercainal Rx/OTC C N 1 review
10

Generic name: dibucaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Naropin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ropivacaine Rx B N Add review
6.0

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Brand names:  Naropin, Naropin Polyamp, Naropin SDV

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
epinephrine / lidocaine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: epinephrine / lidocaine systemic

Brand names:  Lignospan, Xylocaine Dental, Lignospan Forte, Octocaine 100

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Marcaine Spinal Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Synera Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine / tetracaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Articadent Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: articaine / epinephrine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Isocaine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: mepivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
procaine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: procaine systemic

Brand name:  Novocain

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
tetracaine Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: tetracaine topical

Brand name:  Pontocaine

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
chloroprocaine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: chloroprocaine systemic

Brand name:  Nesacaine

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Pontocaine Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: tetracaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
dibucaine Rx/OTC C N 1 review
10

Generic name: dibucaine topical

Brand name:  Nupercainal

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
lidocaine / tetracaine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine / tetracaine topical

Brand names:  Synera, Pliaglis, S-Caine Peel

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Marcaine HCl Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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