oa South African Medical Journal - Xylocaine intoxication - a report on three recent cases

Volume 31, Issue 35
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



It would appear that most toxic reactions following the use of xylocaine are due to overdosage, resulting from failure to realize its greater potency as compared with procaine, and from the tendency to omit the addition of adrenaline to solutions.

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