Lidocaine

 
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Without a Prescription

Lidocaine is prescribed on the skin to stop itching and pain from certain skin conditions (scrapes, minor burns, eczema, insect bites) and to treat minor discomfort and itching caused by hemorrhoids and certain other problems of the genital/anal area (anal fissures, itching around the vagina/rectum).
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that works by causing temporary numbness/loss of feeling in the skin and mucous membranes.
Lidocaine is prescribed for production of local or regional anesthesia by infiltration techniques such as percutaneous injection and intravenous regional anesthesia by peripheral nerve block techniques such as brachial plexus and intercostal and by central neural techniques such as lumbar and caudal epidural blocks.
Lidocaine is prescribed to decrease discomfort or pain during certain medical procedures/exams (sigmoidoscopy, cystoscopy).

Side Effects

Lidocaine side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- New or worsening itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- New/worsening rash;
- Seizures;
- Severe dizziness;
- Slow/irregular heartbeat;
- Slow/shallow breathing;
- Stinging;
- Swelling;
- Temporary redness;
- Trouble breathing;

Contraindications

Lidocaine is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you are allergic to other amide type anesthetics (bupivacaine, prilocaine);
- if you are allergic to Lidocaine;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have broken skin/infection in the area where lidocaine is to be used;
- if you have heart disease;
- if you have liver disease;

Interactions

Do not take Lidocaine with any of the following drugs:
- Quinidine;
- Procainamide;
- Disopyramide;
- Class I antiarrhythmic drugs;

Overdose

Reported Lidocaine overdose symptoms are:
- Acidosis;
- Arrhythmias;
- Bradycardia;
- Cardiac arrest;
- Convulsions;
- Drowsiness;
- Hypoxia;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Seizures;

Other Brand Names

In some countries Lidocaine may also be known as:
- After Burn Double Strength Gel;
- After Burn Double Strength Spray;
- After Burn Gel;
- After Burn Spray;
- Alphacaine;
- Anestacon Jelly;
- Anestacon;
- Cappicaine;
- Dalcaine;
- DermaFlex;
- Duncaine;
- Emla;
- Esracaine;
- Gravocain;
- Isicaina;
- Lanabiotic;
- Leostesin;
- Lidoderm;
- Lidoject-1;
- Lidoject-2;
- Lignocaine;
- Maricaine;
- Norwood Sunburn Spray;
- Octocaine;
- Octocaine-100;
- Octocaine-50;
- Rocephin Kit;
- Solarcaine aloe extra burn relief cream;
- Solarcaine;
- Solcain;
- Lidocaine 5% Spinal;
- Lidocaine Dental Ointment;
- Lidocaine Endotracheal;
- Lidocaine Test Dose;
- Lidocaine Viscous;
- Lidocaine;
- Lidocaine-MPF with Glucose;
- Lidocaine-MPF;
- Xylocard;
- Zilactin-L;
- Zingo;
Without Prescription (2017)