LIDOCAINE causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It can numb the skin and mucus membranes of the mouth and throat.
Lidocaine is for topical use in the mouth or throat. Do not swallow this medicine unless you have been told to. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If you have a sore place in your mouth, you can apply lidocaine with a cotton-tipped applicator. The solution can be swished around the mouth or gargled, and then spat out. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure the solution. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. If you are using an oral spray, shake well before use do not inhale the spray. Do not use more often than directed. Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:swelling of the mouth or throat. Very rare or uncommon:anxiety, nervousness,chest pain, continued irregular heartbeats,difficulty breathing, wheezing,dizziness, drowsiness,headache,nausea, vomiting,seizures (convulsions),trembling, shaking,
unusual weakness or tiredness.
Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb from the lidocaine and you are not aware of pain. Do not chew gum or food until the numbness wears off to avoid biting your tongue or cheek and to avoid choking.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) do not freeze.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician,pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your
healthcare professional before taking the product.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.