Lidocaine (a synthetic amide) belongs to the family of medications often known as local anesthetics (an-ess-THET-iks) . Whenever lidocaine is applied topically, it produces pain support by impeding the indicators on the nerve endings within the epide...
Lidocaine (a synthetic amide) belongs to the family of medications often known as local anesthetics (an-ess-THET-iks) . Whenever lidocaine is applied topically, it produces pain support by impeding the indicators on the nerve endings within the epidermis. Lidocaine topical systems can be used to help support pain and pain associated with latent varicella zoster infection of the skin (shingles)
Lidocaine (4%) Plus Witch Hazel grants the extra astringent advantages of witch hazel to our 4% Lidocaine cream. Pure witch hazel protects broken skin and provides support for low-grade irritation and inflammation.
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feroz - April 20, 2006, 19:46
Is this product safe to use to help reduce pain when getting a tattoo?
ZooScape Moderator - April 21, 2006, 12:46
Lidocaine 4%, sold under the brand names of Lidoderm and Xylocaine among many others, is an anesthetizing cream that relieves pain and discomfort of the skin. Lidocaine blocks the signals at the nerve endings of the skin to, effectively, numb the pain. Lidocaine would be useful in helping with the reduction of pain associated with getting a tattoo.
There are several precautions and potential dangers associated with any lidocaine product, so careful reading of instructions and the supervision of a qualified health care practitioner are essential.
john - April 18, 2006, 04:20
how long in minutes before it well take effect when we apply Lidocaine?
ZooScape Moderator - April 18, 2006, 10:17
While Lidocaine will effectively block the signals the the nerve endings to numb pain, it is not possible to attach a timeframe in terms of minutes to the length of time it will take to work for you. Lidocaine does work quickly and will anesthetize the area it is applied to, however, as each persons individual pain tolerance can vary vastly the exact time in minutes does differ from one person to the next.
john - April 18, 2006, 04:17
what is the side effect if it is applied to the genetal warts?
ZooScape Moderator - April 18, 2006, 10:13
As with any product, herbal or not, you should speak with your physician prior to using it to make sure if it is right for you. You should tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine or other local anesthetics given by injection or applied to any part of the body as a liquid, cream, ointment, or spray. Also inform your doctor, if they are not already aware, if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Lidocaine should not be applied on broken or inflamed skin, burns, or open wounds at the place of application. Use only as directed by your health care professional and avoid applying more than the recommended number of topical systems or using topical systems for longer than the recommended wearing time.
For relieving pain caused by the Herpes Zoster virus infection of the skin (Shingles) in adult patients, apply to the skin, taking care to cover the most painful areas and do not leave on for more than twelve hours within a twenty-four hour period.
There are side effects that are not likely to occur when usual amounts of this medicine are used properly. However, they may occur if the medicine is used too often, applied to broken or inflamed skin, applied to very large areas, or kept on the skin for too long. These side effects could be cough, difficulty swallowing, dizziness or fainting, hives or swelling of the eyelids, face or lips; itching or skin rash, stuffy nose, chest tightness, shortness of breath, troubled breathing or wheezing.
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For lidocaine, the following should be considered:
Allergies: Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine or other local anesthetics given by injection or applied to any part of the body as a liquid, cream, ointment, or spray. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy: Lidocaine has not been studied in pregnant women. However, lidocaine has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in animal studies.
Breast-Feeding: Small amounts of lidocaine pass into breast milk. Many medicines that pass into breast milk in small amounts may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are using this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Children: Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of lidocaine topical systems in children with use in other age groups.
Older Adults: Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of lidocaine topical systems in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Other Medicines: Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are using lidocaine topical systems, it is especially important that your health care professional know if you are taking or using any other prescription or nonprescription medicine.
Other Medical Problems: The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of lidocaine topical systems. Make sure to tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Broken or inflamed skin, burns, or open wounds at the place of application-More of this medicine can be absorbed into the body quickly, which increases the chance of side effects.
Liver disease (severe)-The risk of side effects may be increased because of slower removal of lidocaine from the body.
Proper Use of This Medicine
Unless otherwise directed by your health care professional, do not apply this medicine to open wounds, burns or broken or inflamed skin.
Be careful not to get any of this medicine in your eyes, because it can cause severe eye irritation. If any of the medicine does get into your eye, immediately wash out the eye with water and protect the eye until sensation returns. Check with your doctor.
Use only as directed by your health care professional; avoid applying more than the recommended number of topical systems or using the topical systems for longer than the recommended wearing time.
Clothing may be worn over the area of application.
Dosing: The dose of lidocaine topical systems will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of lidocaine topical systems. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
For relieving pain caused by herpes zoster virus infection of the skin (shingles) in adult patients-Remove release liner and apply topical system to skin, covering the most painful area(s). Apply no more than 3 systems at one time and do not leave on for longer than twelve hours within a twenty-four hour period. Topical systems may be cut into smaller sizes with scissors prior to removal of the release liner.
Storage: To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Keep envelope sealed at all times when not in use.
Store away from heat.
Keep the medicine from freezing.
Do not refrigerate.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children and pets.
If irritation or a burning sensation occurs during application, remove the system(s) and do not reapply until the irritation subsides.
Wash hands after handling systems.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Store and dispose of topical systems out of the reach of children and pets. Chewing or ingesting new or used topical systems could result in serious adverse effects.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Symptoms of allergic reaction
Rare - Cough; difficulty swallowing or tongue swelling; dizziness or fainting; hives or swelling of eyelids, face or lips; itching or skin rash; stuffy nose; chest tightness, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, or wheezing
Signs of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
Rare - Blurred or double vision; confusion; dizziness, light-headedness or drowsiness; feeling hot, cold, or numb; muscle twitching or trembling; nausea or vomiting; ringing or buzzing in the ears; shortness of breath or trouble breathing; unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness; unusual tiredness or weakness
Note: The above side effects are not likely to occur when usual amounts of this medicine are used properly. However, they may occur if the medicine is used too often, applied to broken or inflamed skin, applied to very large areas, or kept on the skin too long. Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:More commonRash, hives, swelling, or abnormal sensation at the site of applicationOther side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Lidocaine Hydrochloride USP (4%). INDICATION: Topical analgesic. WARNING: External use only. Do not apply to wounds or broken skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult your doctor before use. SIDE EFFECTS: Seek medical attention immediately in case of accidental ingestion or adverse reactions. DOSAGE: For herpes zoster, apply to painful areas of skin. Do not leave on for more than 12 hours/day. For hair removal, apply following treatment (1-4 times/day) as part of hair removal routine (razor, wax, or depilatory).
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