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Intrabladder Lidocaine Instillation
So i'll be receiving a heparin and lidocaine instillation next week and i'm concerned about possible side effects, should I be concerned ?
Not an oral med: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that can be injected or given as a topical patch. It doesn't come in pill form. Some patients take oral mexiletine to control abnormal heart rhythms or to treat chronic pain. This medication is sometimes referred to as Lidocaine in pill form, though that's not strictly accurate. It is available only by Rx from your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Solution (lidocaine hcl injection) 0.5% (50 ml): $3.43 1% (50 ml): $1.04 1.5% (20 ml): $9.71 2% (50 ml): $1.19 4% (5 ml): $4.24. This is one of the many formulations, and this is only the price that you'd pay if you pick it up from pharmacy, not the price the hospital will charge you. ...Read more
Lidocain powder: yesGet a more detailed answer ›
How do you know when someone has had too much lidocaine and what should be done when that happens?
Toxicity: There are recommended maximal doses of Lidocaine based on body weight, location of injection, and whether or not it is combined with epinephrine. Toxicity or "too much" can be indicated by ringing in the ears, tingling in the tongue, sedation, confusion , agitation, arrhythmia, seizures, bradycardia, apnea. Stopping administration is first. Supporting the body functions acls is next. ...Read more
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