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L-Caine
Lidocaine Injection - Local


Injectable lidocaine is used to numb an area before surgery or before another medical procedure.

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Lidocaine Hcl, Xylocaine, Xylocaine-Mpf, Truxacaine, Nervocaine, Uad Caine
 
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l-Caine
Lidocaine Hcl, Xylocaine, Xylocaine-Mpf, Truxacaine, Nervocaine, Uad Caine

Uses
Injectable lidocaine is used to numb an area before surgery or before another medical procedure.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 to 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Discard any unused liquid.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include restlessness, anxiety, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, tremors; or severe dizziness or drowsiness.

How To Use
  • L-Caine is injected into the body (e.g., into a muscle or under the skin) as directed by your doctor.
  • The dosage and location of the injection depends on your condition and response to L-Caine.
  • Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration.
  • If either is present, do not use the liquid.
  • Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package.
  • If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely.
  • Consult your pharmacist.

Side Effects
  • Nausea may occur.
  • If this effect persists or worsens, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: drowsiness, mental/mood changes, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vision changes, tremors, numbness, headache, backache.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: fever, unusually fast or slow pulse, trouble breathing, seizures, chest pain.
  • An allergic reaction to L-Caine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially: heart problems (e.g., heart block, heart failure), high or low blood pressure, liver problems, kidney problems, any allergies.
  • L-Caine is not recommended for use if you have the following medical conditions: nerve disease, spine problems.
  • L-Caine may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Depending on how and where L-Caine is injected into the body, you may experience temporary weakness.
  • To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position.
  • Notify your doctor if weakness or problems with muscle control persist.
  • Caution is advised when using L-Caine in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of L-Caine.
  • Caution is advised when using L-Caine in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects L-Caine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using L-Caine.
  • L-Caine passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If the dose is interrupted, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish new dosing.

Drug Interactions
  • L-Caine is not recommended for use with: dofetilide, arbutamine, pimozide, halofantrine.
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially: other anesthetics (e.g., bupivacaine), procainamide, tocainide, cimetidine, beta- blockers (e.g., propranolol, atenolol, metoprolol), amiodarone, mexilitine, succinylcholine, vasopressor drugs (e.g., dobutamine), ergot-type oxytocic (e.g., ergonovine).
  • Tell your doctor if you take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: medicine for sleep, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines or tricyclics), anti- seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), muscle relaxants, antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine).
  • Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients.
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.
  • This product can interfere with certain lab tests.
  • Inform laboratory personnel that you are using L-Caine.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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