A batch of 2-mL 2% plain lidocaine and a pack of 2% lidocaine containing 1:80,000 epinephrine were supplied by the manufacturer (AstraZeneca, King’s Langley, Herts, UK). The cartridges were identical except for an individual label on each cartridge that contained an identifying code number. The pH of a sample of each solution from the same batch numbers was measured on an electronic pH meter (Corning, Sudbury, Suffolk, UK).
In: Anesthesia21 Nov 2009
Anumber of factors may influence the discomfort of dental local anesthetic injections. Parameters independent of technique but relating to materials that might affect pain at delivery include the temperature and the pH […]
The occurrence of *allergic reaction to epinephrine is very rare. A few cases of allergic reaction to epinephrine preparations in ophthalmic and dermatologic regions have been reported. It is unusual to employ allergy testing to specific responses to epinephrine with local anesthesia in the dental clinic setting. According to […]
Epinephrine preparations are composed of artificial chemical products that have the same chemical and pharmacokinetic characteristics as endogenous epinephrine in vivo. Local anesthetics with epinephrine are commonly used in dentistry to provide effective anesthesia, good hemostasis, and to prevent toxic reaction to local anesthetics. Systemic complications to local anesthetics with epinephrine are well documented, but few cases of *allergic reaction to epinephrine have been reported.
We report 2 cases of […]
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