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

(LYE doe kane)

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

• This medicine is used to prevent pain.

• This medicine is used to treat a fast heartbeat.

• This medicine is used to treat painful nerve diseases.

• This medicine is used to treat symptoms of hemorrhoids or rectal irritation.

• This medicine is used to relieve chronic pain conditions.

• This medicine is used to relieve pain from skin irritations.

• This medicine is used to relieve pain caused by shingles.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

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

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

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

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• 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.

Skin patch:

• Avoid use of heat sources (such as sunlamps, tanning beds,...

 
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