HANSAmed Utracaine DS Forte

Ultracaine® D-S Forte


Ultracaine® is the world’s original articaine and one of HANSAmed’s key products. It is available as an injectable local anesthetic and has been sold exclusively in Canada through HANSAmed since 1999.

Ultracaine D-S Forte contains 4% articaine hydrochloride (40 mg/mL) with 1:100,000 epinephrine (0.006 mg/mL epinephrine hydrochloride, which corresponds to 0.005 mg/mL (epinephrine as a free base), sodium metabisulphite (0.50 mg/mL) as antioxidant, and water for injection.

HANSAmed Ultracaine DS Forte

User Benefits

Ultracaine® D-S Forte: 4% articaine HCl injection


  • 1:100,000 straight epinephrine
  • Ultracaine® D-S Forte is a longer lasting anesthetic than Ultracaine® D-S due to the higher concentration of epinephrine

Pulpal Anesthesia:

  • Provides 60-75 minutes of safe and effective pulpal anesthesia

Soft Tissue Anesthesia:

  • Provides 180-360 minutes of safe and effective soft tissue anesthesia


  • 1-2 minute infiltration
  • 2-3 minutes block

Half Life:

  • 27 minute half-life

Indications & Clinical Use

Ultracaine D-S (articaine with epinephrine) solutions for injection are indicated for Infiltration anesthesia and nerve block anesthesia in clinical dentistry.

Geriatrics (>65 years of age): elderly patients should be given reduced doses commensurate with their age and physical condition.

Pediatrics (<4  years of age): the use of Ultracaine D-S and Ultracaine D-S Forte (articaine with epinephrine solutions) in children under the age of 4 years is not recommended.


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