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Old 05-27-2019, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Warminster, PA soon to be in SC, then to FL
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In the 1990's and back to the 1960's, I had no problems with local anesthetic -- it never wore off and I had never had shaking, heart racing, etc and never heard of these epinephrine effects until after the year 2000. What happened? Anyone know? Now I read on the internet about a lot of people who have had side effects immediately after having "epi".....and sometimes the effect lasted more than a few minutes. Carbocaine was the local I had mostly for long procedures such as root canals. Now everyone's saying carbocaine lasts only up to 20 minutes. Could the carbocaine have had epi in it but i had no side effects and was not told epi was in it? Still back to the fact that I never heard of any epi side effects before 2000. In fact, the earliest online post I remember seeing about epi side effect at the dentist was dated 2010. Thank you for any answers.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:40 PM
 
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Epinephrine is not a local anesthetic


Epinephrine is Adrenaline



Epinephrine injection is used along with emergency medical treatment to treat life-threatening allergic reactions caused by insect bites or stings, foods, medications, latex, and other causes. Epinephrine is in a class of medications called alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonists (sympathomimetic agents).
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:34 AM
 
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In the 1990's and back to the 1960's, I had no problems with local anesthetic -- it never wore off and I had never had shaking, heart racing, etc and never heard of these epinephrine effects until after the year 2000. What happened? Anyone know? Now I read on the internet about a lot of people who have had side effects immediately after having "epi".....and sometimes the effect lasted more than a few minutes. Carbocaine was the local I had mostly for long procedures such as root canals. Now everyone's saying carbocaine lasts only up to 20 minutes. Could the carbocaine have had epi in it but i had no side effects and was not told epi was in it? Still back to the fact that I never heard of any epi side effects before 2000. In fact, the earliest online post I remember seeing about epi side effect at the dentist was dated 2010. Thank you for any answers.
AFAIK some local anesthetics are available in different formulations. Some include epinephrine and some don't (a new dentist I started using back in 2003 explained this during my initial visit. He had asked whether I had any sensitivities to anesthetics). Why not ask your dentist which one they might want to use during your procedure and why they'd pick one over the other?

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