Example Calculations Drugs Administered Per Dental Cartridge

Drug Name

Cartridges (1.8 mL)

Drug

Vasoconstrictor

N

mg

mg (Mg)

Bupivacaine

1

9

0.009 (9)

0.5% with

2

18

0.018 (18)

1:200,000

4

36

0.036 (36)

vasoconstrictor

6

54

0.054 (54)

10

90

0.090 (90)

Etidocaine 1.5%

1

27

0.009 (9)

with 1:200,000

2

54

0.018 (18)

vasoconstrictor

4

108

0.036 (36)

6

162

0.054 (54)

Lidocaine 2%

1

36

without a

2

72

vasoconstrictor

4

144

Lidocaine 2%

1

36

0.036 (36)

with 1:50,000

2

72

0.072 (72)

vasoconstrictor

3

108

0.108 (108)

4

144

0.144 (144)

5

180

0.180 (180)

5.5

198

0.198 (198)

Lidocaine 2%

1

36

0.018 (18)

with 1:100,000

2

72

0.036 (36)

vasoconstrictor

3

108

0.054 (54)

6

216

0.108 (108)

8

288

0.144 (144)

10

360

0.180 (180)

Mepivacaine 3%

1

54

without a

2

108

vasoconstrictor

4

216

Mepivacaine 2%

1

36

0.090 (90)

1:20,000

2

72

0.180 (180)

vasoconstrictor

3

108

0.270 (270)

5

180

0.450 (450)

8

288

0.720 (720)

10

360

0.900 (900)

CALCULATIONS 455

Drug Name

Cartridges (1.8 mL)

Drug

Vasoconstrictor

N

mg

mg (pg)

Prilocaine(4%)

1

72

without a

2

144

vasoconstrictor

3

216

4

288

Prilocaine 4%

1

72

0.009 (9)

with a 1:200,000

2

144

0.018 (18)

vasoconstrictor

4

288

0.036 (36)

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