In this Article
- What other names is Procaine known by?
- What is Procaine?
- How does Procaine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Procaine.
Procaine is safe when the prescription-only product is given as a shot by a healthcare professional as a local anesthetic.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use procaine for self-medication if you are pregnant. If you are breast-feeding, it is also best to avoid using procaine. Not enough is known about how it might affect the nursing infant.
Myasthenia gravis, a progressive disease that weakens the muscles: If you have myasthenia gravis, you should not be given procaine intravenously (by IV).
Pseudocholinesterase deficiency, an inherited disorder: People with this disorder are sensitive to certain anesthetic drugs. If you have this disorder, you should not be given procaine by injection.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): Procaine might make this condition worse. Don't use procaine if you have SLE.
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