HANSAmed Utracaine DS

Ultracaine® D-S


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 contains 4% articaine hydrochloride (40 mg/mL) with 1:200,000 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

User Benefits

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


  • 1:200,000 straight epinephrine

Pulpal Anesthesia:

  • Provides 45-60 minutes of safe and effective pulpal anesthesia

Soft Tissue Anesthesia:

  • Provides 120-300 minutes of safe and effective soft tissue anesthesia


  • 2-3 minutes onset

Half Life:

  • 27 minutes 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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