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Lidocaine Ointment
Topical pain relief
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Drug Name:

Lidocaine Ointment Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Lidocaine 5%; water miscible.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

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. Monitor for familial malignant hyperthermia (eg, tachycardia, tachypnea). Avoid eyes. Do not eat for 1 hour after oral application. Children, elderly, debilitated, acutely ill: reduce dose. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

See Also:

Lidocaine Jelly

Pharmacological Class:

Topical anesthetic.

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.

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