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What should I know about etidocaine before having it administered?

People who are hypersensitive to anesthetics that are in the amide group should know that etidocaine will not benefit them during a medical or dental procedure. This hypersensitivity will prevent etidocaine from numbing the area that it is injected into. Etidocaine should also be administered only by professionals who have received training in administering anesthetics. If you have shock, heart block, liver disease, any heart condition, a blood infection, any kind of vascular condition, a spinal condition, any neurological disease, or very high blood pressure, special caution should be taken with this drug. Taking this drug increases your risk for a complication called central nervous system toxicity or familial malignant hyperthermia. Precautions and risks vary depending on the area of use, so make sure your doctor knows about all medications you are taking and any medical conditions you have before use so that the proper risks may be assessed. 

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