Lidocaine and Tetracaine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Lidocaine and Tetracaine?

(LYE doe kane & TET ra kane)

• This medicine is used to numb an area of the skin before a procedure.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• The patch may contain conducting metal. Remove patch before MRI.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• Use caution on skin where a large area is involved or where there are open wounds.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison...

 
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