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Lidocaine + epinephrine
Essential medicine status
General description
The combination of lidocaine and epinephrine (adrenaline) is used as a local anaesthetic for surface anaesthesia of mucous membranes, infiltration anaesthesia, peripheral and sympathetic nerve block, dental anaesthesia, spinal anaesthesia, and intravenous regional anaesthesia.
INN
Lidocaine + epinephrine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 2002 (TRS 914) for Anesthesia local
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Local anaesthetics
  • Parenteral > Locoregional injections > Other: 1% (lidocaine hydrochloride OR lidocaine sulfate) + 1:200 000 epinephrine in vial; 2% (lidocaine hydrochloride OR lidocaine sulfate) + 1:200 000 epinephrine in vial
  • Local > Dental > Cartridge: 2% (lidocaine hydrochloride) + 1:80 000 epinephrine
Indications