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Lidocaine Information

Lidocaine is a prescription medicine. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Local Anesthesia. The alternative uses of Lidocaine have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Lidocaine depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Lidocaine are Skin redness. Some other side effects of Lidocaine have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Lidocaine go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Lidocaine is Mild for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Lidocaine has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Lidocaine related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Heart Failure, Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Lidocaine since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Lidocaine are listed in the contraindications section below.

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

In addition to the above precautions for Lidocaine, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Lidocaine Benefits & Uses

Lidocaine is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Lidocaine 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: Piles
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Piles
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Piles
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Piles
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Lidocaine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lidocaine 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

Lidocaine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lidocaine safe for pregnant women?


    Lidocaine has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Lidocaine safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Lidocaine for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

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


    Lidocaine has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Side effects of Lidocaine rarely affect the liver.

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


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

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Lidocaine with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Lidocaine Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Lidocaine

  • Is this Lidocaine habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Lidocaine has not been reported.

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


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Lidocaine can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Lidocaine 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 Lidocaine in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Lidocaine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lidocaine


    When consumed with certain foods, Lidocaine may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lidocaine


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Lidocaine and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Lidocaine

Question over 5 years ago

How does Lidocaine work?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic agent which prevent the sensation of pain. It works by inhibiting the pain signal from the nerves to the brain lead to decrease pain sensation and discomfort arising due to skin irritation, sunburn or other medical conditions.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Lidocaine used topically in mouth?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Lidocaine 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 over 5 years ago

What is Lidocaine?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Lidocaine is a brand name for lidocaine. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called local anesthetic agent. Lidocaine is available in different dosage forms such as injection, gel, spray, patch, and solution. It is mainly used to reduce pain and discomfort caused by skin irritation and sunburn. Some form of Lidocaine is used to reduce pain and discomfort arises before certain surgery (small) and medical examination or procedure. The injectable form of Lidocaine is mainly used for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat).

Question about 5 years ago

Is Lidocaine safe for children?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

According to an FDA warning published in 2014, a 2% solution of Lidocaine should not be used in infants and young children (5 months to 3.5 years old), as too much application of Lidocaine or accidental swallowing may cause serious brain injury, seizures, and heart problems. Therefore, for treating teething pain, one must take the advice of their doctor and follow his recommendations completely.

Question over 5 years ago

How to use Lidocaine?

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

Lidocaine is available as a topical solution, gel, patch, spray, and injection. It is a prescription drug, hence, one must not use it on his/her own. It should be taken under medical supervision only. It should be stored away from the reach of children and pets.



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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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