Topical pain relief:

Indications for Lidocaine Ointment:

Anesthesia of oropharyngeal mucosa. Anesthetic lubricant for endotracheal intubation.

Adult:

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

Children:

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

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.

See Also:

Pharmacologic Class:

Topical anesthetic.

Interactions:

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

Adverse Reactions:

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

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Xylocaine.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.