Lidocaine Ointment Generic Name & Formulations
Lidocaine 5%; water miscible.
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
Lidocaine Ointment Boxed Warnings
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
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
CNS effects (eg, dizziness, visual disturbances, tremor, respiratory depression), bradycardia, hypotension.
Lidocaine Ointment Clinical Trials
Lidocaine Ointment Note
Formerly known under the brand name Xylocaine.
Lidocaine Ointment Patient Counseling