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How does lidocaine and epinephrine interact with other drugs or foods?

It is important to tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter and herbal medications that you are taking before starting on lidocaine and epinephrine. Lidocaine and epinephrine should not be taken with dofetilide and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Other drugs that may interact with lidocaine and epinephrine include: alternative anesthetics, phenytoin, procarbazine and other medications for anxiety, blood pressure, depression, heart disease irregular heartbeat or psychotic disturbances.

Also, you should not eat while your mouth is numb from lidocaine and epinephrine, as it can cause injury.

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