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Have viscous lidocaine for post tonsillectomy pain. 10 ml is prescribed per dose. says not to mix w h20 and to spit out. can i mix bc hard to gargle?

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Dr. Ashwin Patel answered

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if you mix it with water then its efficacy will be reduced as.it gets diluted. Lidocaine is numbing medicine and helps reduce pain.

Answered Aug 26, 2015

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Dr. John Kim answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

it may not mix well but a small amount of water or maalox and gargle will work. Hope that helps.

Answered Aug 27, 2015

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