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This medication is used to prevent and control pain during certain medical procedures such as inserting a tube into the mouth, nose, throat, or urinary tract (e.g., endotracheal intubation, urinary catheterization). Lidocaine jelly is also used to numb and treat inflammation of the urinary tract (urethritis). Lidocaine is a topical anesthetic that numbs mucus membranes. It does not work to numb thicker skin.

 
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Uses
This medication is used to prevent and control pain during certain medical procedures such as inserting a tube into the mouth, nose, throat, or urinary tract (e.g., endotracheal intubation, urinary catheterization). Lidocaine jelly is also used to numb and treat inflammation of the urinary tract (urethritis). Lidocaine is a topical anesthetic that numbs mucus membranes. It does not work to numb thicker skin.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.
  • Do not use it later for another condition unless told to do so by your doctor.
  • A different medication may be necessary in that case.

Storage
  • Store in a tightly closed container at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

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

How To Use
  • This medication is usually applied by a health care professional to the area being treated or to the medical equipment as part of a medical procedure.
  • It is applied at the start of the procedure and takes 3-5 minutes for the numbing effect to occur.
  • If using this medication for urinary procedures (e.g., cystoscopy), follow the package instructions for sterilizing and using the applicator cone if one is provided.
  • Discard any unused jelly after first use.If you are using this medication on yourself (e.g., for inserting a catheter yourself), follow your doctor's directions closely.
  • Do not increase your dose or use this medication more often than prescribed without your doctor's approval.
  • Doing so can increase the risk of very serious side effects.
  • Use proper sterile technique.
  • Ask your health care professional if you have any questions about how to use this medication or perform your medical procedure.If used in the mouth or throat, avoid eating or chewing gum for at least 1 hour after use.
  • The risk of choking or biting the tongue or cheek is greater when the mouth, tongue, or throat are numb.

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 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., 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 the area to be treated, 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 breast-feeding.

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.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, amitriptyline, trazodone).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients.
  • Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

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