A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Procaine hydrochloride injection is a local anesthetic that numbs part of the body for medical procedures. Procaine hydrochloride is mainly used for local infiltration and peripheral nerve block. By local infiltration and peripheral nerve block techniques, procaine hcl produces local or regional analgesia and anesthesia. Procaine HCL injection is not intended for spinal, epidural anesthesia, or dental use. As a local anesthetic, procaine HCL injection blocks the generation and conduction of nerve impulses to produce its effects.
Procaine hydrochloride is a clear, colorless liquid that is available in both 1% and 2% concentrations. Each mL of solution contains either 10mg or 20mg procaine. The medication is given by injection under the skin, into a muscle, or into the lower back by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
The active ingredient in Procaine HCL is Procaine Hydrochloride.
As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of procaine hcl injection. Always consult a doctor or health care professional for medical advice before use. Common side effects include, but may not be limited to dizziness, drowsiness, and swelling near the injection site. Seek medical attention if the following develop: an allergic reaction (itching, hives, swelling, & breathing problems), fainting, blurred vision, anxiety, restlessness, abnormal heartbeat, ringing in ears, severe headache, or trouble breathing. For a comprehensive list of all possible effects, consult your doctor. If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, please call your doctor immediately.