Zelcaine

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Zelcaine Information

Zelcaine is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Local Anesthesia. Secondary and off-label uses of Zelcaine have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Zelcaine. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Zelcaine also has some side effects, the most common being Skin redness. While these are the most often observed Zelcaine side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Zelcaine normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Zelcaine has a Mild effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Zelcaine's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Zelcaine related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Heart Failure, Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Zelcaine since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Zelcaine are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Zelcaine may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Zelcaine is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Zelcaine Benefits & Uses

Zelcaine is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Zelcaine 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Arrhythmia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Arrhythmia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Zelcaine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Zelcaine safe for pregnant women?


    Zelcaine has mild to no side effects in pregnant women.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Zelcaine safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Zelcaine for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zelcaine on the Kidneys?


    Zelcaine has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zelcaine on the Liver?


    Zelcaine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zelcaine on the Heart?


    Side effects of Zelcaine rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Zelcaine with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Zelcaine Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Zelcaine

  • Is this Zelcaine habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Zelcaine has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Zelcaine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Zelcaine can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Zelcaine is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Zelcaine in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Zelcaine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Zelcaine


    Zelcaine may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Zelcaine


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

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Zelcaine

Question over 5 years ago

How to use Zelcaine?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Zelcaine is available as a topical solution, gel, patch, spray, and injection. It is a prescription drug, hence, one must not use it on his/her own. It should be taken under medical supervision only. It should be stored away from the reach of children and pets.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Zelcaine work?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Zelcaine is a local anesthetic agent which prevent the sensation of pain. It works by inhibiting the pain signal from the nerves to the brain lead to decrease pain sensation and discomfort arising due to skin irritation, sunburn or other medical conditions.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Zelcaine used for premature ejaculation?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Zelcaine is used in combination with prilocaine for premature ejaculation. It improves sexual satisfaction and ejaculatory control by decreasing the sensation of the genital skin. It has no systemic effects and has minimum local side effects. Premature ejaculation can be psychological or biological. It could be because of over-sensitive genital skin, extreme arousal, infrequent sexual activity, hyperactive reflexes, fear, performance anxiety, use of alcohol and other substances, inflammation of the urethra, prostate, etc. In addition, it is also important to take treatment and comply with it completely.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Zelcaine used anally (Rectally)?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Yes, Zelcaine is used anally for alleviating discomfort due to anal fissures and hemorrhoids. An anal fissure is a minor tear or cuts near the delicate skin of anus which could result from a trauma or an injury. Anal fissures can be prevented or managed by taking adequate time in passing the bowel, by not putting much strain while passing the bowels, by cleaning the anal area gently and by keeping the anal area dry. Hemorrhoids, on the other hand, are the swollen veins in the anus and rectum region. These can develop from chronic constipation, aging, genetics, pregnancy, etc. These can be prevented and managed by eating a lot of fiber, getting some exercise, not spending a lot of time in the bathroom, cleaning up gently, taking warm water bath, and so on. 

Question over 5 years ago

What is Zelcaine?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Zelcaine is a brand name for lidocaine. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called local anesthetic agent. Zelcaine is available in different dosage forms such as injection, gel, spray, patch, and solution. It is mainly used to reduce pain and discomfort caused by skin irritation and sunburn. Some form of Zelcaine is used to reduce pain and discomfort arises before certain surgery (small) and medical examination or procedure. The injectable form of Zelcaine is mainly used for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat).



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xylocaine (lidocaine HCl)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 366

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 771-775



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