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Who should not receive articaine and epinephrine injections?

You should absolutely avoid articaine if you are allergic to it or have a history of allergy to other anesthetics. Similarly, do not take the shot if you are allergic to epinephrine. Talk to your doctor about your medical history before receiving the shot. In particular, a history of seizures or abnormal blood pressure suggests that an articaine/epinephrine shot might be dangerous. This drug does not appear to be dangerous for pregnant women, but the data are not complete.

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