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Lidocaine spray is used to numb the lining of the mouth and throat before certain medical procedure (e.g., intubation). It is a local anesthetic that starts to numb the lining of the mouth and throat 1-2 minutes after application. It also helps prevent the urge to close the throat (gag reflex), which might make the procedure more difficult.

 
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Uses
Lidocaine spray is used to numb the lining of the mouth and throat before certain medical procedure (e.g., intubation). It is a local anesthetic that starts to numb the lining of the mouth and throat 1-2 minutes after application. It also helps prevent the urge to close the throat (gag reflex), which might make the procedure more difficult.
Notes
  • It takes only 1-2 minutes for the numbing effect of this medication to occur, and it usually lasts for 10-15 minutes.

Storage
  • Store spray at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from heat and open flames.
  • Because the contents of the canister are under pressure, do not puncture or burn the container.
  • Keep all medicines out of reach of children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: severe dizziness/drowsiness, seizures, slow/irregular heartbeat.

How To Use
  • This medication is usually sprayed within the mouth by a health care professional immediately before your procedure.This medication numbs the nose and throat.
  • This will make swallowing difficult and increase your risk of choking or swallowing the wrong way.
  • Do not eat or chew gum for 1 hour after this product is used or until your mouth/throat is no longer numb.
  • It is especially important to make sure children do not eat or chew gum for at least 1 hour after their procedures.
  • Be careful not to accidentally bite your tongue or mouth.

Side Effects
  • Mild nausea, stinging, swelling, and burning may occur.
  • Dizziness and drowsiness may also occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, slow/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e.g., severe drowsiness, confusion, nervousness), seizures, vision changes (e.g., double or blurred vision).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using lidocaine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other amide-type anesthetics (e.g., bupivacaine, prilocaine); or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bites/cuts/scrapes/sores in your mouth or throat, heart problems (e.g., slow/irregular heartbeat), severe infection with high fever (e.g., sepsis), liver disease.To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy.
  • Use caution while driving, using machinery, or doing any activity that requires alertness.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially the effects on the heart.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially drowsiness.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Missed Dose
  • Not applicable.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: class I antiarrhythmic drugs (e.g., disopyramide, procainamide, quinidine), pimozide.Other drugs besides lidocaine and those listed above that may affect the heart rhythm (QTc prolongation in the EKG) include amiodarone, dofetilide, sotalol, and erythromycin, among others.
  • QTc prolongation can infrequently result in a serious (rarely fatal) irregular heartbeat.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details and for instructions on how you may minimize this risk of this effect.

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