Alocaine

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Alocaine Information

Alocaine is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. Local Anesthesia are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Alocaine have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Alocaine depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Alocaine are Skin redness. While these are the most often observed Alocaine side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Alocaine are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Alocaine is Mild for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Alocaine related warnings talks about Alocaine's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Alocaine is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Heart Failure, Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Alocaine contraindications lists all such conditions.

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

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



Alocaine Benefits & Uses

Alocaine is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Alocaine 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


Alocaine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Alocaine is used -

Severe

Moderate

  • Convulsion
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Erythema
  • Edema

Mild

  • Application Site Irritation
  • Paresthesia
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing
  • Bruising or discoloration

Common

  • Skin redness

Alocaine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Alocaine safe for pregnant women?


    Alocaine rarely shows harmful effects in in pregnant ladies. Even if it does, the effects are mild

    Mild
  • Is the use of Alocaine safe during breastfeeding?


    Alocaine has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

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


    Alocaine rarely affects the kidneys.

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


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

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


    Alocaine may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Alocaine with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Alocaine Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Alocaine

  • Is this Alocaine habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Alocaine.

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


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

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Alocaine should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


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

    No

Alocaine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Alocaine


    Some foods when eaten with Alocaine can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Alocaine


    Information about the interaction of Alocaine and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Alocaine

Question almost 4 years ago

Is Alocaine used anally (Rectally)?

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

Yes, Alocaine 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 about 4 years ago

Is Alocaine safe to use?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Alocaine is a local anesthetic which is used to cause numbness and block pain. It is safe as long as one uses it under the medical supervision, however, if misused or overused, it can cause serious side effects such as seizure, slow breathing, severe burning, and irritation. Therefore, one must follow the instructions of a doctor completely while using Alocaine.

Question about 4 years ago

Is Alocaine a narcotic?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

No, Alocaine is not a narcotic. It is a local anesthetic agent which is used to cause numbness and block pain. Narcotics are the natural products like opium and its derivatives, heroin, coca leaf, and cannabis, synthetic drugs like pethidine, methadone, codeine, and morphine. These are also prescription drugs and must be taken cautiously as these can cause an addiction.

Question almost 4 years ago

Is Alocaine used topically in mouth?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Alocaine is used topically for producing an anesthetic effect (Prevent pain) on the irritated or inflamed mucous membranes of mouth and pharynx. It is also used for minimizing gagging during X-ray procedure and dental impressions.

Question almost 4 years ago

Can Alocaine cause an allergic reaction?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Alocaine may cause an allergic reaction which might manifest as sneezing, wheezing, pruritis (severe itching of the skin), urticaria (localized swollen itchy area), episodes of angioneurotic edema (swelling of the lower layer of skin or mucous membranes and even anaphylactic shock (very severe allergic reaction). If you develop any of these symptoms while using Alocaine, please inform your doctor immediately. 



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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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