Lidocaine Intradermal SystemGeneric Name:
Lidocaine Intradermal (LYE-doe-kane)Brand Name:
Lidocaine Intradermal System is used for:
Numbing the skin before certain medical procedures. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Lidocaine Intradermal System is a local anesthetic. It works by blocking nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.
Do NOT use Lidocaine Intradermal System if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Lidocaine Intradermal System or to certain other local anesthetics (eg, dibucaine)
- you have the blood disorder methemoglobinemia
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Lidocaine Intradermal System:
Some medical conditions may interact with Lidocaine Intradermal System. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substance
- if you have liver problems, pseudocholinesterase deficiency, platelet problems, or bleeding problems
- if you have been very ill or have very poor health
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lidocaine Intradermal System. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, dofetilide, mexiletine, tocainide), beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), cimetidine, other local anesthetics (eg, benzocaine), or other medicines containing lidocaine because of the risk of side effects or toxic effects, including heart or nerve problems, may be increased
- Acetaminophen, acetanilid, aniline dyes (eg, p-phenylenediamine), benzocaine, chloroquine, dapsone, naphthalene, nitrates (eg, nitroglycerin, isosorbide), nitrites (eg, sodium nitrite), nitrofurantoin, nitroprusside, pamaquine, para-aminosalicylic acid, phenacetin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primaquine, quinine, or sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethoxazole) because the risk of side effects, including blood problems, may be increased
- Succinylcholine because the risk of its side effects may be increased by Lidocaine Intradermal System
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Lidocaine Intradermal System may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Lidocaine Intradermal System:
Use Lidocaine Intradermal System as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Lidocaine Intradermal System is usually given at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. Ask your doctor any questions you may have about Lidocaine Intradermal System.
- Do not use Lidocaine Intradermal System if the pouch has been torn or damaged, or if the device has been dropped.
- Lidocaine Intradermal System should only be used on normal, unbroken skin. Do not use Lidocaine Intradermal System on broken or irritated skin.
- Do not use Lidocaine Intradermal System around the eyes, nose, mouth, or rectum.
- Wash and completely dry the application site before using Lidocaine Intradermal System.
- You will hear a sound like a balloon popping when the medicine is released. This is normal.
- If you miss a dose of Lidocaine Intradermal System, contact your doctor right away.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lidocaine Intradermal System.
Important safety information:
- Lidocaine Intradermal System is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water.
- Lidocaine Intradermal System blocks pain and feeling in the skin. Be careful not to injure the treated skin by scratching, rubbing, or coming into contact with extreme cold or heat.
- Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use more often than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor or dentist that you use Lidocaine Intradermal System before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
- Check with your doctor before you receive any vaccines while you are using Lidocaine Intradermal System.
- Use Lidocaine Intradermal System with caution in the ELDERLY; safety and effectiveness in elderly patients have not been confirmed. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Lidocaine Intradermal System.
- Lidocaine Intradermal System should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 3 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Lidocaine Intradermal System while you are pregnant. Lidocaine Intradermal System is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Lidocaine Intradermal System, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Lidocaine Intradermal System:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Mild bruising, pain, redness or swelling at the application site.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; hoarseness); burning, irritation, or bleeding at the application site.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include chest pain; dizziness; seizures; slow or irregular breathing; slow or irregular heartbeat; unusual or severe drowsiness. Lidocaine Intradermal System may be harmful if swallowed.Proper storage of Lidocaine Intradermal System:
Store Lidocaine Intradermal System at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lidocaine Intradermal System out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Lidocaine Intradermal System, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Lidocaine Intradermal System is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Lidocaine Intradermal System. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.