Procaine is a local anesthetic. Procaine causes loss of feeling (numbness) of skin and mucous membranes.
Procaine is used as an injection during surgery and other medical and dental procedures.
Procaine may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.
Procaine is a local anesthetic drug of the amino ester group. It is used primarily to reduce the pain of intramuscular injection of penicillin, and it is also used in dentistry. It acts mainly by being a sodium channel blocker. Today it is used therapeutically in some countries due to its sympatholytic, anti-inflammatory, perfusion enhancing, and mood enhancing effects.