Lidocaine (Topical)

Lidocaine (On The Skin)

Lidocaine (LYE-doe-kane)

Relieves the pain of a sore mouth or throat. Also used to relieve the pain caused by minor burns, sunburn, insect bites, and other medical problems.

Brand Name(s):

Xylocaine, Burn Jel, Anestacon, Lida Mantle, Burnamycin, Corta-Cap Needle Ease, Topicaine, Burn-O-Jel
There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to lidocaine or related medicines such as tetracaine or dibucaine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid, Lotion, Ointment, Gel/Jelly, Spray

     
  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often.  
  • This medicine may cause trouble swallowing if used in the throat or the back of your mouth. Do not eat or drink for 60 minutes after using this medicine.  
  • Do not apply to broken or scraped skin. Do not apply in or around the eyes.  
  • Shake the spray well before each use.

If a dose is missed:

     
  • Use as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose.  
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

     
  • Store at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze.  
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:


Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

     
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

     
  • Severe itching or rash  
  • Swelling of the skin or throat  
  • Irregular heartbeat  
  • Confusion, dizziness, or lightheadedness  
  • Tremor or seizure  
  • Blurred or double vision

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Revision date: July 3, 2011
Last revised: by Tatiana Kuznetsova, D.M.D.

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