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Astra 1515

Astra 1515 - General Information

A local anesthetic that is similar pharmacologically to lidocaine. Currently, it is used most often for infiltration anesthesia in dentistry. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1992, p165)

 

Pharmacology of Astra 1515

Astra 1515, a hydantoin anticonvulsant, is used alone or with phenobarbital or other anticonvulsants to manage tonic-clonic seizures, psychomotor seizures, neuropathic pain syndromes including diabetic neuropathy, digitalis-induced cardiac arrhythmias, and cardiac arrhythmias associated with QT-interval prolongation.

 

Additional information about Astra 1515

Astra 1515 Indication: Used as a local anaesthetic
Mechanism Of Action: Astra 1515 acts on sodium channels on the neuronal cell membrane, limiting the spread of seizure activity and reducing seizure propagation. The antiarrhythmic actions are mediated through effects on sodium channels in Purkinje fibers.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: Prilocaine
Synonyms: Not Available
Drug Category: Anesthetics; Local Anesthetics
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Approved
Other Brand Names containing Prilocaine: Astra 1512; Astra 1515; Citanest; Citanest Plain; Propitocaine;
Absorption: Not Available
Toxicity (Overdose): Not Available
Protein Binding: 98%
Biotransformation: Not Available
Half Life: Not Available
Dosage Forms of Astra 1515: Solution Infiltration
Chemical IUPAC Name: N-(2-methylphenyl)-2-propylaminopropanamide
Chemical Formula: C13H20N2O
Prilocaine on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prilocaine
Organisms Affected: Humans and other mammals