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Xylocaine Iv For Cardiac
Lidocaine Inj (Arrhyth)


Xylocaine Iv For Cardiac is used to treat irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias).

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Uses
Xylocaine Iv For Cardiac is used to treat irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias).


Storage
  • Store at controlled room temperature away from light and moisture.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include seizures, shortness of breath, and slow heartbeat.

How To Use
  • Xylocaine Iv For Cardiac is generally given by vein (IV).
  • It may also be given in a large muscle (IM - in the shoulder usually) for one or two doses if necessary.
  • Generally 50-100mg is given first IV, then repeated if necessary.
  • This dosing is followed by continuous IV therapy (1-4 mg per minute typically).
  • Doses may need to be reduced in people with heart failure or liver problems.

Side Effects
  • Pain at the site of injection might occur.
  • If this persists or worsens, notify your doctor.
  • Unlikely but report promptly: drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, shakiness, mental changes, ringing in the ears, visual changes, nausea, tingling or numbness, slurred speech, muscle twitching, unusually slow heartbeat, seizures.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if an allergic reaction occurs.
  • Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using Xylocaine Iv For Cardiac, tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies (especially drug allergies), heart problems, liver disease, severe lung problems.
  • Xylocaine Iv For Cardiac should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Xylocaine Iv For Cardiac is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If a dose is missed or IV is interrupted, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: cimetidine, other drugs used for irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) such as phenytoin, procainamide, quinidine, propranolol.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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