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LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) is an anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to prevent pain from some procedures. This medicine is also used to treat minor burns, scrapes, and insect bites.
Lidocaine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is for use on the skin. This medicine can be used in the mouth, nose, or applied to the throat by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Follow the directions on the prescription or package label. Apply your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Lidocaine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Lidocaine is only for you. Do not share Lidocaine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-changes in vision
-confused, excitable, nervous, restless
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Lidocaine. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
-medicines to control heart rhythm
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-infected, open or damaged skin
-an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain. If this medicine is used in the mouth or throat, do not chew gum or eat food for at least one hour. If the area is still numb, you may choke or bite your tongue or cheek if you try to chew or swallow. Also, you may not feel pain from hot foods or drinks.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.