Lidocaine Ointment

  • Topical pain relief

Lidocaine Ointment Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Lidocaine 5%; water miscible.

Pharmacological Class

Topical anesthetic.

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How Supplied

Contact supplier.

Lidocaine Ointment Indications


Anesthesia of oropharyngeal mucosa. Anesthetic lubricant for endotracheal intubation.

Lidocaine Ointment Dosage and Administration


Apply up to 6 inches (5g); max 17–20g/day.


<10yrs: apply up to 4.5mg/kg; avoid prolonged use or on large areas.

Lidocaine Ointment Contraindications

Not Applicable

Lidocaine Ointment Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Lidocaine Ointment Warnings/Precautions


Sepsis. Traumatized mucosa. Severe shock. Heart block. Risk of methemoglobinemia (esp. in G6PD deficiency, congenital or idiopathic methemoglobinemia, cardiac or pulmonary compromise, infants <6 months of age, concurrent exposure to oxidizing agents or metabolites); monitor. Monitor for familial malignant hyperthermia (eg, tachycardia, tachypnea). History of drug sensitivities. Do not eat for 1 hour after oral application. Children, elderly, debilitated, acutely ill: reduce dose. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Lidocaine Ointment Pharmacokinetics

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Lidocaine Ointment Interactions


Increased risk of methemoglobinemia when concurrently exposed to nitrates/nitrites, local anesthetics, antineoplastic agents, antibiotics, antimalarials, anticonvulsants, others.

Lidocaine Ointment Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

CNS effects (eg, dizziness, visual disturbances, tremor, respiratory depression), bradycardia, hypotension.

Lidocaine Ointment Clinical Trials

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Lidocaine Ointment Note


Formerly known under the brand name Xylocaine.

Lidocaine Ointment Patient Counseling

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