Lox 4% Injection

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Lox 4% Injection Information

Lox 4% Injection, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Local Anesthesia. Other than this, Lox 4% Injection has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Lox 4% Injection depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Lox 4% Injection include Skin redness. While these are the most often observed Lox 4% Injection side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Lox 4% Injection are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Lox 4% Injection is Mild for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Lox 4% Injection's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Lox 4% Injection can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Lox 4% Injection in conditions like Heart Failure, Liver Disease. The section on Lox 4% Injection contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Lox 4% Injection have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Lox 4% Injection is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Lox 4% Injection Benefits & Uses

Lox 4% Injection is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lox 4% Injection 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

Lox 4% Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lox 4% Injection safe for pregnant women?


    Lox 2% has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Lox 4% Injection safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Lox 2% for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lox 4% Injection on the Kidneys?


    Lox 2% rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lox 4% Injection on the Liver?


    Lox 2% has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lox 4% Injection on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Lox 2% on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Lox 4% Injection Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lox 4% Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lox 4% Injection

  • Is this Lox 4% Injection habit forming or addictive?


    Lox 4% Injection does not cause addiction.

    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 Lox 4% Injection can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Lox 4% Injection only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, Lox 4% Injection cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Lox 4% Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lox 4% Injection


    When consumed with certain foods, Lox 4% Injection may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lox 4% Injection


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Lox 4% Injection.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Lox 4% Injection

Question about 5 years ago

Can Lox 2% cause an allergic reaction?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Lox 2% 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 Lox 2%, please inform your doctor immediately. 

Question over 5 years ago

What is Lox 2%?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Lox 2% is a brand name for lidocaine. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called local anesthetic agent. Lox 2% 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 Lox 2% is used to reduce pain and discomfort arises before certain surgery (small) and medical examination or procedure. The injectable form of Lox 2% is mainly used for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat).

Question over 5 years ago

Is Lox 2% a narcotic?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

No, Lox 2% 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 about 5 years ago

How long can I use Lox 2%?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Lox 2% is a local anesthetic agent. It should be used strictly under the recommendation of a doctor. You must use it for as long as it has been prescribed by your doctor.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Lox 2% work?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Lox 2% 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.



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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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