More name of procaine 2-Diethylaminoethyl p-aminobenzoate Monohydrochloride, Aslavital, Chlorhydrate de Procaïne, Gero-Vita, Gerovital, Gerovital-H3, GH-3, KH-3, Novocaine, Procaína, Procaïne, Procaine Hydrochloride, Trofibial H3, Vitacel, Zell H3.
What is procaine?
Procaine is a local anesthetic. Procaine causes loss of feeling(numbness)of skin and mucous membranes. Procaine is used as Anaesthetic cream and other medical and dental procedures. Procaine may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.
How does it work?
Procaine works as an anesthetic when injected. However, procaine does not get absorbed well when it is taken by mouth. It is unclear how it might work for medicinal uses when taken by mouth.
Is procaine the same as lidocaine and Novocaine?
Procaine is the prototypic aminoester-linked local anesthetic and lidocaine is the prototypic aminoamide-linked local anesthetic. Procaine hydrochloride, also called Novoain, or Novocaines, synthetic orgainc compound used in medicine as a local anesthetic. Introduced in 1905 under the trade name Novocaine, it became the first and best-known substitute for cocaine in local anesthesia.