Suitable for Diverse Conditions
Citanest Plain does not contain epinephrine or any other vasoconstrictor, is a pregnancy category B drug, and provides multiple anesthesia durations based on injection techniques
Less Systemic Toxicity
Prilocaine, the active ingredient in Citanest Plain, has the lower CNS toxicity level than comparably potent local anesthetic amides.1 Low systemic toxicity is considered of paramount importance amongst desirable properties for local anesthetics.2
1. SF Malamed- Textbook of local Anesthesia - 6th Ed, Chapter 4
2. SF Malamed- Textbook of local Anesthesia - 6th Ed, Chapter 1
Citanest Plain typically has a close to neutral pH, which reduces the burning sensation3 of the injection improving patient comfort.
3. SF Malamed- Textbook of local Anesthesia - 6th Ed, Chapter 4
Important Risk Information
Citanest Plain is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to local anesthetics. It should not be used in patients with congenital or idiopathic methemoglobinemia. Common precautions include aspiration prior to injection to help avoid intravascular injection.