Unicain

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Unicain Information

Unicain is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. Local Anesthesia are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Unicain have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Unicain is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Unicain are Skin redness. While these are the most often observed Unicain side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Unicain normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Unicain's effect is Mild during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Unicain's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Unicain is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Heart Failure, Liver Disease are examples of such conditions. The section on Unicain contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Unicain may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

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



Unicain Benefits & Uses

Unicain is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Unicain 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


Unicain Side Effects

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

Unicain Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Unicain safe for pregnant women?


    Unicain has mild to no side effects in pregnant women.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Unicain safe during breastfeeding?


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

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


    Unicain may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


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

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


    Side effects of Unicain rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Unicain with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Unicain Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Unicain

  • Is this Unicain habit forming or addictive?


    Unicain does not cause addiction.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Unicain. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Unicain should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    No, Unicain cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Unicain Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Unicain


    Unicain may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Unicain


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Unicain with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Unicain

Question over 4 years ago

How to use Unicain?

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

Unicain 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.

Question almost 4 years ago

Can Unicain cause an allergic reaction?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Unicain 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 Unicain, please inform your doctor immediately. 

Question about 4 years ago

Is Unicain used topically in mouth?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Unicain 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 Unicain cause drowsiness?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Unicain may cause drowsiness or sleepiness. It is a common side effect of this drug. Activities such as driving and operating heavy machinery should be avoided after taking this Unicain to prevent accidents and injuries as it causes drowsiness.

Question about 4 years ago

Is Unicain a narcotic?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

No, Unicain 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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