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LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) is an anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to treat itching, pain, and discomfort from eczema, minor burns, scrapes, insect bites, hemorrhoids, and other conditions.
This medicine is for use on the skin. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Apply a thin film of your medicine to the affected area. Do not use this medicine in the eyes. Apply your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
confused, excitable, nervous, restless
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
lighter or redder skin color where used
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
infected, open or damaged skin
an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. See your doctor right away if you get signs of an infection where you use this medicine.
Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain.
Do not apply this medicine to areas of skin that are infected, open or damaged. This may increase the amount of medicine that passes through your skin and increase the risk of serious side effects. Do not use more medicine than directed.
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