Articaine (international name - Articaine) refers to a group of local anesthetic action that relieves pain.

Articaine in dentistry  Packing Ultrakain
 used as anesthesia before removal and filling of teeth, and for the preparation of oral operations.

Structure and Composition

The main active substance in the composition articaine - articaine hydrochloride 40 mg and 6-12 mg of epinephrine hydrochloride.

Auxiliary components: sodium metabisulfite, sodium chloride, purified water.

Articaine is available in ampoules of 2 ml for subcutaneous injection, placed in a cardboard box of 100 pcs.

Pharmacological action ultrakain

Articaine has analgesic and vasoconstrictor activity and is an effective drug conduction anesthesia. The basic substance in the composition is released articaine in tissues and penetrate the nerve fiber, eliminating pain.

The drug takes effect from the first minutes after the introduction of the skin and its effect lasts for 2-3 hours.

Articaine in dentistry is used as a local anesthetic, which has a minimal risk of side effects. The drug does not slow down the process of regeneration and suspends high blood pressure. Ultrakain excreted through the kidneys in the urine for 5-10 hours.

Good feedback received articaine as an effective analgesic, does not affect the cardiovascular system.

During treatment, patients must be careful, driving or working in hazardous occupations. Articaine may slow psychomotor reactions.


Designated as articaine for anesthesia in dental procedures and operations in the oral cavity:

  • extractions without complications;
  • sealing;
  • Installation crowns;
  • prophylactic treatments in the oral cavity;
  • removal of abscesses, treatment of wounds, suturing and other medical procedures in the oral cavity.

Positive feedback has both articaine anesthetic used during surgical intervention in the nasopharynx.

Instructions for use ultrakain

According to the instructions Ultrakain must be entered under the skin of 5-10 ml. Before the anesthesia the patient must undergo diagnostic  The vials Ultrakain
 procedures and after surgery is necessary to monitor blood pressure, the respiratory and central nervous systems.

When removing fillings and uncomplicated preparation is administered to 1, 5 ml (palatal suture), and when installing seals - 1 ml per tooth.

In accordance with the instructions Ultrakain not be given to children up to 4 years. Maximal dosage for adults should not exceed 7 mg and 5 mg for child.

After anesthesia for several minutes will recover the sensitivity of the mouth. Eating allow 2-3 hours.

Ultrakain enhances the action of other local analgesics, which contributes to the oppression of the nervous system. The drug should not be used in conjunction with anticoagulants and MAO inhibitors.


Contraindication to articaine are hypersensitivity and intolerance to the components of the drug, hypotension, tachycardia, closure glaucoma type, asthma, renal failure, children up to 4 years.

With care prescribe a drug for anemia, atrial fibrillation, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side effects ultrakain

Articaine may cause the following side effects:

  • the central nervous system - headache, dizziness, unconsciousness, somnolence, tremor, cramps, misty eyes, double vision, confusion and lack of coordination;
  • on the part of the cardiovascular system - bradycardia, arrhythmia, sudden drop in blood pressure;
  • on the part of the digestive system - nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, dyspepsia;
  • allergic reactions - urticaria, bronchospasm, angioedema, anaphylactic shock.