One of our popular compounds at Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy is our TAC 20. However, the name TAC 20 is not an accurate acronym for this dental anesthesia. The “TAC” used to stand for tetracaine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and cocaine and the product was used mostly in emergency rooms. Since the product no longer contains those exact ingredients we often call it TAC 20% alternate. Now, our specially compounded prescription TAC 20 gel contains lidocaine 20%, tetracaine 4%, and phenylephrine 2% and it is mainly used by dentists, orthodontists, and periodontists. TAC 20 gel is a topical anesthetic used for many dental procedures and is often used for pre-injection numbing.
What’s in TAC 20 Gel?
Lidocaine is the ingredient with the highest concentration in our TAC 20 gel. This is the anesthesia that does most of the compound medication’s work. Lidocaine is the most frequently used anesthesia in dentistry. It blocks the pain signals that would be sent from nerve fibers when a dentist is performing a procedure. Our TAC 20 gel at Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy contains 20% lidocaine but we are able to specially formulate any combination based on a patient’s needs. The other ingredients are tetracaine 4% and phenylephrine 2%. Tetracaine is another anesthetic that blocks nerve signals like lidocaine and phenylephrine is a vasoconstrictor.
Get TAC 20 at Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy
At Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy we give dentists and other dental practitioners what they need to make visits safer and more comfortable for their patients. Some patients visiting a dentist’s office may have unique reactions to certain medications or methods of administration. That’s where our compounding pharmacy comes in to provide the doctor with the medication they need to best treat their patient. We compound TAC 20 gel at our pharmacy in five different flavors including bubblegum and mint. This helps make a patient’s experience at the dentist, orthodontist, or periodontist as easy and comfortable as possible.
To purchase TAC 20 gel contact us today at (855) 876-3060 or fill out our contact form.