Cain Suffix Chemical Information


Procaine Hcl

Name: Procaine Hydrochloride (hcl)
Chemical Name: 2-(diethylamino)ethyl 4-aminobenzoate
Synonyms: Novocain, Novocaine, Novacaine
FDA Regulatory Status: Prescription Only (Medical Uses), Unregulated for all other legal uses
Appearance: White Powder
CAS Number: 59-46-1
This Product Should Be Shipped with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)


Procaine is a cain suffix anesthetic chemical available in powder form. It was first synthesized in 1905 and previously very common in dentistry where it was known as novocaine. Procaine has gradually been phased out of anesthetic dentistry and replaced by other anesthetics. It is currently primarily used as a topical anaesthetic. Procaine was the primary ingredient in the supplement Gerovital H3 (GH3), that purported to be an anti-aging medication. However, the FDA does not view procaine as a dietary supplement ingredient and has banned the importation and sale of GH3 in the United States.

Caine-suffix chemicals are hazardous. Any individual that handles these should products be at least 21 years of age. None of these products should be be used for consumption, diluting or adulterating existing drugs, or for any illegal or inappropriate use.