LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE (LYE doe kane; PRIL oh kane) is a topical anesthetic that causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to numb the skin before procedures or injections.
Lidocaine, Prilocaine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is for external use only on the skin. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Do not use more or leave in contact with the skin longer than directed. Do not apply to eyes or open wounds. It can cause irritation and blurred or temporary loss of vision. If this medicine comes in contact with your eyes, immediately rinse the eye with water. Do not touch or rub the eye. Contact your health care provider right away.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Lidocaine, Prilocaine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Lidocaine, Prilocaine is only for you. Do not share Lidocaine, Prilocaine 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:
-fast or irregular heartbeat
-skin rash or itching
-swelling of your throat, lips, or face
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-changes in ability to feel hot or cold
-redness and swelling at the application site
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Lidocaine, Prilocaine. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This medicine may interact with the following medications:
-certain antibiotics like dapsone, nitrofurantoin, aminosalicylic acid, sulfasalazine
-certain medicines for seizures like phenobarbital, phenytoin, valproic acid
-other local anesthetics like pramoxine, tetracaine
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-skin conditions or sensitivity
-an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, prilocaine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Be careful to avoid injury to the treated area while it is numb and you are not aware of pain. Avoid scratching, rubbing, or exposing the treated area to hot or cold temperatures until complete sensation has returned. The numb feeling will wear off a few hours after applying the cream.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.