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A 23-year-old female asked:

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?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ashwin Patel
Urgent Care 42 years experience
Do not mix: if you mix it with water then its efficacy will be reduced as.it gets diluted. Lidocaine is numbing medicine and helps reduce pain.
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kimanswered
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
You can mix: it may not mix well but a small amount of water or maalox and gargle will work. Hope that helps.

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Last updated Aug 27, 2015

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