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Is cocaine needed in topical anaesthesia?
  1. S Bush
  1. Correspondence to:
 S Bush, Accident and Emergency Department, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK;


Are non-cocaine containing topical anaesthetics as effective as cocaine containing topical anaesthetics in the management of lacerations? This review examines the current medical literature for effective agents that do not contain cocaine.

  • cocaine
  • anaesthesia
  • TA, topical anaesthesia
  • TAC, tetracaine, adrenaline, cocaine

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