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Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with PONTOCAINE.
It is not known whether PONTOCAINE can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity.
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Disclaimer: This drug has not been found by FDA to be safe and effective, and this labeling has not been approved by FDA.
Clinical studies of PONTOCAINE did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects.
The decision as to whether or not spinal anesthesia should be used for an individual patient should be made by the physician after weighing the advantages with the risks and possible complications.
Contraindications to spinal anesthesia as a technique can be found in standard reference texts, and usually include generalized septicemia, infection at the site of injection, certain diseases of the cerebrospinal system, uncontrolled hypotension, etc.
Contains acetone sodium bisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people.
The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low.