Agent Name

Procaine

CAS Number

59-46-1

Formula

C13-H20-N2-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Sources/Uses

Used as a local anesthetic; [Kanerva, p. 1829]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in doctors, dentists, and veterinarians; [Kanerva, p. 1829] Procaine allergy used to be a common skin sensitizer for dentists. There exists cross-reactivity between procaine, benzocaine, and tetracaine but not with lidocaine and other amide-type local anesthetics currently used. [Kanerva, p. 434]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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