Details of Lidocaine Salt (Generic Drug)

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Lidocaine injection is a local anaesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Lidocaine injection is used to numb an area of your body to help reduce pain or discomfort caused by invasive medical procedures such as surgery, needle punctures, or insertion of a catheter or breathing tube. Lidocaine injection is sometimes used to treat irregular heart rhythms that may signal a possible heart attack. Lidocaine injection is also given in an epidural (spinal block) to reduce the discomfort of contractions during labour. To make sure lidocaine injection is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have an allergy to corn products liver disease kidney disease heart disease (unless you are being treated with lidocaine injection for a heart condition) coronary artery disease, circulation problems or a history of malignant hyperthermia.


Typical Uses

Lidocaine injection is used to numb an area of body for temporary relief of pain caused by recurrent mouth ulcers, denture irritation, anal or rectal problems. It is also used before minor surgeries as local anaesthetic.


Side Effects

Common side effects of lidocaine injection may include twitching, tremors, seizure (convulsions) a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out slow heart rate, weak pulse, weak or shallow breathing blue appearance of the skin or severe anxiety, unusual fear or uneasy feeling.


Drug Interactions

  • Lidocaine+tramadol- Tramadol may rarely cause seizures, and combining it with other medications that can also cause seizures such as lidocaine may increase that risk. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly, undergoing alcohol or drug withdrawal, have a history of seizures, or have a condition affecting the central nervous system such as a brain tumour or head trauma.
  • Lidocaine+bupropion- Bupropion may rarely cause seizures, and combining it with other medications that can also cause seizures such as lidocaine may increase that risk. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly, undergoing alcohol or drug withdrawal, have a history of seizures, or have a condition affecting the central nervous system such as a brain tumour or head trauma.
  • Lidocaine+conivaptan- Talk to your doctor before using lidocaine together with conivaptan. Combining these medications may significantly increase the blood levels and effects of lidocaine. This can increase the risk of serious side effects such as irregular heart rhythm and other cardiovascular problems.
  • Lidocaine+dofetilide- Using dofetilide together with lidocaine can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening. You may be more susceptible if you have a heart condition called congenital long QT syndrome, other cardiac diseases, conduction abnormalities, or electrolyte disturbances.


Mechanism of action

Lidocaine belongs to a class of medications called local anaesthetics. It works by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body.


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