What should I know about Carbocaine before receiving it?

You should know that Carbocaine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Be cautious when driving or operating machinery. You should be aware that you may temporarily lose feeling and movement after you receive Carbocaine. Carbocaine can cause numbness for a prolonged period of time. You should avoid eating or chewing gum until you have feeling back in your mouth. It is possible that Carbocaine used in spinal surgery causes long-lasting effects on sexual function, bowel or bladder control, and movement in the legs or feet.

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