Marcaine® with Epinephrine; Sensorcaine® with Epinephrine; Sensorcaine®-MPF with Epinephrine; Vivacaine™
Sensorcaine® with Epinephrine
If your child is pregnant:
- Do not use the 0.75% during labor. Unsafe side effects may happen. Talk with the doctor.
- It is used to numb an area before care.
- It is used before dental care to numb the area.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child is taking any of these drugs: Dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, or methylergonovine.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Have your child avoid tasks or actions that call for alertness until you see how this drug affects your child. These are things like riding a bike, playing sports, or using items such as scissors, lawnmowers, electric scooters, toy cars, or motorized vehicles.
- If your child has a sulfite allergy, talk with the doctor.
- Do not give to a child younger than 12 years of age.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Do not let your child eat while his/her mouth feels numb. Biting of the tongue could happen.
- This drug may cause short-term loss of feeling and motor activity in the lower half of your child’s body.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Fast or slow heartbeat.
- Change in balance.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Change in speech.
- Numbness or tingling in the mouth.
- Metallic taste.
- Blurred eyesight.
- Ringing in ears.
- Low mood (depression).
- Feeling sleepy.
- Change in thinking clearly and with logic.
- Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
- Trouble passing urine.
- Loss of bladder or bowel control.
- Change in sex ability.
- Long-lasting burning, numbness, tingling, or paralysis in the lower half of the body.
- Fever or chills.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Stiff neck.
- If bright lights bother your child’s eyes.
- Your child’s doctor will give this drug.
- It is given as a shot into the skin or the spine.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- This drug will be given to your child in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
Bupivacaine and Epinephrine©2015 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Generated on November 28, 2015