Nircaine Injection

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Nircaine Information

Nircaine is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. Local Anesthesia are some of its major therapeutic uses. Other than this, Nircaine has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Nircaine depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Nircaine are Skin redness. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Nircaine can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Nircaine are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Nircaine has a Mild effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Nircaine related warnings talks about Nircaine's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Heart Failure, Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Nircaine since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Nircaine contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Nircaine have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

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



Nircaine Benefits & Uses

Nircaine is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Nircaine 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

Nircaine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Nircaine safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get mild side effects from Nircaine.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Nircaine safe during breastfeeding?


    Nircaine may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

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


    Nircaine may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Nircaine is rarely harmful for the liver.

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


    Nircaine has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Nircaine with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Nircaine Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Nircaine

  • Is this Nircaine habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Nircaine is addictive.

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


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

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Nircaine only on doctor's advice.

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


    Nircaine is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Nircaine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Nircaine


    Taking Nircaine with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Nircaine


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

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Nircaine

Question about 5 years ago

Is Nircaine used topically in mouth?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Nircaine 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

Is Nircaine safe to use?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Nircaine 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 Nircaine.

Question about 5 years ago

How long can I use Nircaine?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Nircaine 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 almost 5 years ago

Can Nircaine cause an allergic reaction?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Nircaine 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 Nircaine, please inform your doctor immediately. 

Question over 5 years ago

Is Nircaine a narcotic?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

No, Nircaine 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.



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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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