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Lidocaine Topical Gel

What is this medicine?

ALOE VERA, COLLAGEN, HYALURONIC ACID, LIDOCAINE (AL oh VER uh, KOL uh juhn, hahy uh loo ron ik AS id, LYE doe kane) is a wound care gel. It is used to moisturize, heal, prevent, and treat the pain of a wound.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for use on the skin. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. Apply your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed. Do not stop using it except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

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

  • breathing problems

  • changes in vision

  • chills, fever

  • confused, excitable, nervous, restless

  • dizzy, drowsy

  • headache

  • irregular heartbeat

  • nausea, vomiting

  • seizures

  • tremors

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • numb area

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What if I miss a dose?

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.

Where should I keep my medicine?

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.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • heart problems

  • infected, open or damaged skin

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check-ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 3/5/2009
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