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Brand name: Ubistesin 4% / 1 in 200 000 TM

Active ingredients: articaine + adrenaline (epinephrine)

What it is used for

Ubistesin is used for local anaesthesia (Infiltration and nerve-block anaesthesia) in dentistry during minor procedures in adult, adolescents and children 4 years of age and older.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Submucosal
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, not opalescent, colourless solution, practically free from visible particles

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient articaine + adrenaline (epinephrine)

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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