- It is used to numb an area of the skin before care.
- It is used to stop pain.
- If you have an allergy to chloroprocaine 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.
- If you have any of these health problems: A heartbeat that is not normal, or an infection in the blood or where this drug will be given.
- If you are taking a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if any of your drugs are a sulfa drug.
For all uses of this drug:
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- 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.
- 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.
- This drug may cause short-term loss of feeling and motor activity in the lower half of your body. Do not try to get out of bed or do other tasks or actions until feeling and motor activity have returned to normal.
For all uses of this drug:
- 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, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Sweating a lot.
- Very nervous and excitable.
- Feeling sleepy.
- Change in speech.
- Numbness or tingling in the mouth.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Change in hearing.
- Ringing in ears.
- Low mood (depression).
- Blurred eyesight.
- Change in balance.
- Fast or slow heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Very bad irritation where the shot was given.
- Change in color of skin to blue-black.
- Not able to control bladder.
- Not able to control bowels.
- Not able to get or keep an erection.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- It is given as a shot.
- Your doctor will give this drug.
- This drug is given on an as needed basis.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- 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 in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, 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.