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LIDOCAINE - ORAL OINTMENT

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

LIDOCAINE - ORAL OINTMENT

(LIE-doh-cane)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Xylocaine

Uses

This medication is a topical anesthetic which provides a numbing effect. It is used to prevent and treat the pain of certain medical/dental procedures.

How To Use

This medication is applied within the mouth as directed using rubber gloves or gauze so as not to numb the fingers. Do not increase your dose or use this more often than prescribed without your doctor's approval.

Side Effects

Minor stinging, burning and tenderness may occur when this is first used. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: irritation, rash, redness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing illness or allergies especially to anesthetics. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Use cautiously in the elderly or children as they are more sensitive to the effects of this medication.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not apply it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Discard unused medication after the expiration date noted on the container.