Articaine prevents pain during dental producers. Numbness may take several hours to wear off after receiving articaine.
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Uses of Articaine
Articaine is used in the prevention of:
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Articaine Brand Names
Articaine Drug Class
Articaine is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Articainedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Articaine and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Articaine falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Articaine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Articaine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Forms of Medication
Articaine is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution