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Lidocaine

Lidocaine Information

Lidocaine Benefits & Uses

Lidocaine is used to treat the following -

Lidocaine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Lidocaine

Lidocaine

Lidocaine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lidocaine is used -

  1. Skin redness
  2. Application Site Irritation
  3. Convulsion
  4. Confusion
  5. Drowsiness
  6. Paresthesia
  7. Depression Severe
  8. Nausea or vomiting
  9. Dizziness Mild
  10. Erythema
  11. Edema Moderate
  12. Flushing
  13. Bruising or discoloration
  14. Swelling

Lidocaine Related Warnings

Is the use of Lidocaine safe for pregnant women?

Side effects of Lidocaine during pregnancy are little to none.

Mild

Is the use of Lidocaine safe during breastfeeding?

Lidocaine may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women. Harmful effects, if any, go away on their own.

Mild

What is the effect of Lidocaine on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Lidocaine on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Lidocaine on the Liver?

Lidocaine is rarely harmful for liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Lidocaine on the Heart?

Lidocaine may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Lidocaine with Other Drugs

Lidocaine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Lidocaine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lidocaine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Heart Failure
  2. Atrial Fibrillation
  3. Atrial flutter
  4. Burns
  5. Eczema
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Burning Eyes

Frequently asked Questions about Lidocaine

Is this Lidocaine habit forming or addictive?

No, Lidocaine is not habit forming.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, after taking Lidocaine, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

" Yes, Lidocaine it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Lidocaine cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Lidocaine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Lidocaine

When consumed with certain foods, Lidocaine may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Lidocaine

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Lidocaine with alcohol will be.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xylocaine (lidocaine HCl)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 366
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 771-775