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Articaine / epinephrine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Articaine / epinephrine is also known as: Articadent, Orabloc, Septocaine, Ultacan, Ultacan Forte, Zorcaine

Medically reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Articaine / epinephrine Pregnancy Warnings

Articaine-epinephrine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of fetal death and an increase in fetal skeletal variations, but these effects may have been attributable to the severe maternal toxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Articaine-epinephrine should only be given during pregnancy when benefits outweigh risks.

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Articaine / epinephrine Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of articaine-epinephrine into human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution is recommended when articaine-epinephrine is administered to a nursing woman.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Septocaine (articaine-epinephrine)." Septodont Incorporated, New Castle, DE.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Septocaine (articaine-epinephrine)." Septodont Incorporated, New Castle, DE.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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