Anastia; AneCream [OTC]; AneCream5 [OTC]; Astero; CidalEaze; Eha; EnovaRX-Lidocaine HCl; Glydo; LC-4 Lidocaine [OTC]; LC-5 Lidocaine [OTC]; LDO Plus; Lido-K; Lidocaine PAK; Lidocin [DSC]; Lidoderm; Lidopin; LidoRx; Lidotral; Lidovex; Lidovin; Lidozol; LMX 4 Plus [OTC]; LMX 4 [OTC]; LMX 5 [OTC]; LTA 360 Kit [DSC]; Numbonex; Predator [OTC]; Premium Lidocaine; Prozena [DSC]; Prozena [OTC] [DSC]; RectaSmoothe [OTC]; RectiCare [OTC]; Topicaine 5 [OTC]; Topicaine [OTC]; Xolido XP [OTC]; Xolido [OTC]; Xylocaine; Zingo
Betacaine; Lidodan; Lidoderm; Maxilene; Xylocaine
- Very bad health problems (like seizures and heart that stops working) and death have happened in children younger than 3 years old. In these cases, this drug was not used how it was recommended. Do not use this drug to treat infants and children with teething pain. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug must only be used in children younger than 3 years old when other treatments cannot be used. If using in a child younger than 3 years old for a reason other than teething pain, follow how to give as you were told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- It is used to stop pain.
- It is used to treat painful nerve diseases.
- It is used to treat signs of hemorrhoids or rectal irritation.
- It is used to ease long-term pain problems.
- It is used to ease pain from skin irritations.
- It is used to ease pain caused by shingles.
- It is used to treat mouth sores.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- 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.
- If there is an infection where this drug will be used.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Do not use this drug for longer than you were told by your doctor.
- Do not scratch or rub the skin while it is numb. Do not let it get very hot or very cold.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
- Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin.
- Avoid use of heat sources (such as sunlamps, tanning beds, heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated waterbeds). Avoid long, hot baths or sunbathing. Your temperature may rise and cause too much drug to pass into your body.
- This drug may cause harm if swallowed. If this drug is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- 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.
- Do not get the patch wet. It may not stick. Do not bathe, swim, or shower while you are wearing the patch.
- This drug may cause harm if chewed or swallowed. If this drug has been put in the mouth, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
All oral products:
- Do not eat while your mouth feels numb. You may bite your tongue.
- 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.
- Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
- Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
- Shortness of breath.
- Very bad numbness and tingling.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly.
- Change in eyesight.
- Very bad irritation where this drug is used.
All rectal products:
- Bleeding from rectum or rectal pain.
- Change in color of skin.
- Irritation where this drug is used.
All rectal products:
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
- Put on clean, dry skin.
- Put this drug on as you have been told by the doctor or on the package labeling.
All skin products:
- Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put on clean, dry, healthy skin.
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- If you are using the spray for your face, spray it on your hand or gauze and then put it on your face.
- This drug may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
- Put on the most painful parts of the skin.
- Trim patch to cover the affected skin.
- Put patch on at the same time of day.
- Leave on for up to 12 hours.
- After you take the patch off, do not put another patch on that area of skin for 12 hours.
- Take off the patch right away if it burns.
- After you take off a skin patch, be sure to fold the sticky sides of the patch to each other.
All oral products:
- Follow how to use carefully.
- If using as a rinse, swish it in mouth as long as you can. Swallow or spit out as you are told.
- If putting on with a cotton swab, put on affected part as your doctor or the label tells you.
- Do not eat anything for at least 60 minutes (1 hour) after you use this drug.
- Shake well before use.
- Measure liquid doses carefully.
- If you use this drug on a regular basis, put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Protect from heat.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Protect from heat or open flame. Do not puncture or burn even if it seems empty.
- Store in the pouch that comes with this drug to help keep away from children.
- 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.
- 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.