View Full Version : Marcain vs. Lidocain
09-20-2010, 01:18 PM
I am curious if anyone can comment on the use of marcain vs. lidocain for instills? My uro said that the marcain was longer acting but took longer to act. So, I gave it a trial run tonight. Also wondering is one more astringent than the other? When urinating out the lidocain after an instill it can burn a little, feels like it could be more astringent. Marcain seemed to not be so irritating.
Any experience you could share is appreciated.
09-20-2010, 03:07 PM
For me the lidocaine caused problems because in order for it to work best you have to also use the sodium bi-carb which caused me a lot of burning and urethral spasms. I don't have that problem with the marcaine and it seems to last quite a while.
I was just wondering how you were doing the other day...I hope things are going well for you:-)
09-21-2010, 02:08 AM
I think marcaine works a little better and lasts a little longer.
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