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Lidocaine (Systemic) (LYE doe kane)

Adult Medication

Brand Names: U.S.

Xylocaine; Xylocaine (Cardiac); Xylocaine-MPF

Brand Names: Canada

Xylocard®

What is this drug used for?

  • It is used to numb an area before care.
  • It is used to treat heartbeats that are not normal.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take this drug?

All products:

  • If you have an allergy to lidocaine or any other part of this drug.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

Shot (if given in the vein):

  • If you have heart problems.
  • If you have poor electrical activity in the heart without a working pacemaker.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this drug.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take this drug?

All products:

  • Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

Numbing of an area:

  • If you are going home before the numbness wears off, protect the treated area from injury until you can feel it again.
  • Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, ears, and eyes (may burn).
  • Do not put on open sores or broken skin.
  • Zingo™:
  • You may hear a sound like a popping balloon when this drug is used. This is normal.

Mouth:

  • Do not eat while your mouth feels numb. You may bite your tongue.

Shot (if given in the vein):

  • Your doctor will watch your heartbeat with a test called an ECG.
  • Have your blood work checked. Talk with your doctor.
  • If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

All products:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Zingo™:

  • Burning.
  • Bruising.
  • Bleeding where the shot is given.

All other products:

  • Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
  • Fast or slow heartbeat.
  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
  • Change in thinking clearly and with logic.
  • Very nervous and excitable.
  • A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
  • Restlessness.
  • Change in eyesight.
  • Ringing in ears.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Very bad headache.
  • Twitching.
  • Feeling sleepy.
  • Seizures.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.

Numbing of an area:

  • Very bad irritation where this drug is used.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

Numbing of an area:

  • Irritation where this drug is used.

Zingo™:

  • Pinpoint red spots on the skin.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to your national health agency.

How is this drug best taken?

Use this drug as ordered by your doctor. Read and follow the dosing on the label closely.

All products:

  • Your doctor will give this drug.

Shot (if given in the vein):

  • It is given into a vein for a period of time.

Numbing of an area:

  • It is given as a shot into the skin.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call the doctor to find out what to do.

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?

  • This drug will be given to you in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.

General drug facts

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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