Novocaine is a local anesthetic, primarily used by dentists prior to the 1940’s to create numbness in a local area, and is often called Procaine. Due to allergic reactions, Novocaine is rarely used now, and has been replaced by Lidocaine, Mepivacaine and Carbocaine. They are all still referred to as Novocaine. They may or may not contain epinephrine which extends the time of numbness.
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