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Medications for Local Anesthesia

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.

Medications to treat Local Anesthesia

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
bupivacaine C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

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

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Marcaine C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
mepivacaine 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

 
Novocain C N Add review Rate

Generic name: procaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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lidocaine B N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Brand names:  Lidocaine Viscous, Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine, AneCream, AneCream with Tegaderm, Anestacon, Anestafoam, Apicaine-X, Bactine, CidalEaze, DermacinRx Lidotral´╗┐, DermacinRx Lido V Pak, Derma Numb, Eha Lotion, Glydo, Laryng-O-Jet Spray, LidaMantle, Lidocream, Lidopac, Lidopin, LidoRx, LidoRxKit, Lidosense 5, Lidotrans 5 Pak, Lidovex, Lidozol, LMX 4, LMX 5, LTA II Kit, Medi-Quik Spray, RadiaGuard, RectiCare, Regenecare HA Spray, Senatec, Solarcaine Burn Relief, Topicaine, Tranzarel, Xylocaine Jelly, Xylocaine Topical, Xylocaine Viscous

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
cocaine C 2 Add review Rate

Generic name: cocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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lidocaine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Akten

Drug class: ophthalmic anesthetics

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Carbocaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: mepivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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Akten B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anesthetics

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articaine / epinephrine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: articaine / epinephrine systemic

Brand names:  Septocaine, Articadent, Zorcaine, Orabloc, Ultacan

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ropivacaine B N Add review
6.0

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Brand names:  Naropin, Naropin Polyamp, Naropin SDV

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Marcaine Spinal C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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Septocaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: articaine / epinephrine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Nupercainal C N 1 review
10

Generic name: dibucaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
epinephrine / lidocaine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: epinephrine / lidocaine systemic

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

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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Naropin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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Articadent C N Add review Rate

Generic name: articaine / epinephrine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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chloroprocaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: chloroprocaine systemic

Brand name:  Nesacaine

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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Isocaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: mepivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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Synera B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine / tetracaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Sensorcaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bupivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

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tetracaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracaine topical

Brand name:  Pontocaine

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Lidocaine Viscous B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Pontocaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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dibucaine 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

 
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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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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