- It is used to numb an area before care.
- It is used to stop pain.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has 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 your child is taking a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug. Ask the doctor if you are not sure if any of your child’s drugs are a sulfa drug.
For all uses of this drug:
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- This drug may cause short-term loss of feeling and motor activity in the lower half of your child’s body. Do not let your child 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.
If your child is or may be sexually active:
- Not able to get or keep an erection.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- It is given as a shot.
- Your child’s 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 child’s doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child 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 child’s 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.