Lidocaine is an anesthetic injection that a healthcare provider will give to you in a hospital or healthcare setting. It prevents and treats pain caused by some procedures. When you receive this injection, you’ll lose feeling in your skin or other tissues.
LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) is an anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin or other tissues. It is used to prevent and to treat pain from some procedures.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Lidomark, ReadySharp Lidocaine, Xylocaine, Xylocaine MPF
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
•an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
•pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for injection into the affected area. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
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Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
•MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
•medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, or irregular heart beat
•medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain.
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
•feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
•slow, irregular heartbeat
•trembling or shaking
•unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
•anxiety or nervousness
•feelings of cold, heat, or numb
•irritation at site where injected
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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