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What is lidocaine used for?

What is lidocaine used for?

Local anesthetic: Lidocaine is most commonly used as a local anesthetic to numb the skin or perform a nerve block.

It can also be used to treat ventricular arrhythmias of the heart or used in combination with other drugs in general anesthesia. ...Read more

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How exactly does a lidocaine patch work?

How exactly does a lidocaine patch work?

Absorption: The Lidocaine gets absorbed into the skin and acts at the local level to stop nerve conduction of the pain fibers in the region. Use only as directed and read the warnings! ...Read more

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Can you describe emla cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) for IV insertion during labor?

Yes: Yes. It should have no appreciable affects on the baby in the doses used to start iv's. ...Read more

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I was prescribed a lidocaine patch to wear 12hrs on 12hrs off. The patch doesn't seem to stay I put in on my upper back and neck how do I keep it on?

Lidoderm patches: Make sure you are putting the patch on clean dry skin that has no residual soap or lotion on it. You can add an additional adhesive to keep the patch on, or clean the area with a loofa brush, which exfoliates the skin and allows the patch to stick better. Some of my patients first clean the skin off with alcohol, and wait 30 minutes before putting on the patch. Try this and see if this helps ...Read more

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Could you use lidocaine oral solution on bug bites?

No: Avoid using household chemicals on your skin. Over the counter products that help that are witch hazel the astringent, sarna lotion, and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil when using a wash cloth in the shower. ...Read more

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What is more effective, lidocaine or amiodarone?

What is more effective, lidocaine or amiodarone?

Depends: I am assuming you are referring to the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. Both can be effect in the treatment of acute ventricular arrhythmias, however Lidocaine is not used for prolonged therapy. ...Read more

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Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) or lidocaine on perianal abscess, which works better?

Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) or lidocaine on perianal abscess, which works better?

Neither: Will resolve an abscess. Abscesses need to be surgically drained in the office or operating room depending on the size location and your surgeon. ...Read more

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How safe is pure lidocaine powder?

Do not try it on: Your own. The safety and effectiveness of Lidocaine depend on proper dosage, correct technique, adequate precautions, and readiness for emergencies. ...Read more

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I was reading about phenergan (promethazine) being so dangerous and painful for an im inj. I have a? And want a dr to answer it can I mix lidocaine with it?

I was reading about phenergan (promethazine) being so dangerous and painful for an im inj. I have a? And want a dr to answer it can I mix lidocaine with it?

No Benefit: There would be no benefit to this. An injection will still cause pain and Lidocaine will also add pain while it is being injected before it begins to work. ...Read more

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What to expect for epidural misplacement or lidocaine toxicity?

What to expect for epidural misplacement or lidocaine toxicity?

If the epidural: Is placed too close to a vein and the local anesthetic enters you body you will feel anxious, tingling around mouth, ear fullness, which may progress to twitching, seizures, and to cardiac problems if progress. Medications are given in small amounts with tests to prevent this complication ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any role of lidocaine spray to increase the ejculation time during sex, and the side effect of this?

Please let me know if there is any role of lidocaine spray to increase the ejculation time during sex, and the side effect of this?

Lidocaine and sex: No. There is no appropriate role for Lidocaine during sex. At best, you BOTH end up numb so why do it in the first place. At worst, if you absorb large amounts of Lidocaine it can have other more serious effects like heart rhythm changes and/or seizures.
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I was wondering what are the side effects of lidocaine with epinephrine as dental anaesthetic?

I was wondering what are the side effects of lidocaine with epinephrine as dental anaesthetic?

Side effects: Potentially serious: feeling anxious, shaky, dizzy, restless, or depressed; drowsiness, vomiting, ringing in your ears, blurred vision; confusion, twitching, seizure (convulsions); fast heart rate, rapid breathing, feeling hot or cold; weak or shallow breathing, slow heart rate, weak pulse; or feeling like you might pass out. Less serious mild bruising, swelling numbness mild dizziness and nausea. ...Read more

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For how long will lidocaine stay in my system?

Not very long: The clinical effect should be completely gone in two hours; although the essays will probably still detect the drug, it is not done in practical settings. ...Read more

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How long does lidocaine last for?

1.5 to 2 hours: Though the half-life of Lidocaine is 1.5 to 2 hours, the clinical effectiveness of Lidocaine is usually much shorter (around 30 - 45 minutes). ...Read more

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How long will last a shot of lidocaine 1% in your body?

How long will last a shot of lidocaine 1% in your body?

It really depends..: Depending on where the shot is given--i.e. Given IV during a heart-attack rescue, this only last minutes. Given in the muscle--can last up to an hour or two. Given in a joint, may last several hours. A typical shot of Lidocaine does not do much once is "spread-out" in the body. So, it is a simple question, but answering it is not so simple. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can make novacaine (lidocaine) wear off faster?

Can I tell me how I can make novacaine (lidocaine) wear off faster?

Reversal Agent: There are really 2 ways you and your dentist, can control to quicken the length of action of local anesthesia. The first is under your control and that is overall metabolism. If you increase your metabolic rate, the Lidocaine will wear off faster. The second, requires a second injection of a reversal agent called "oraverse". There are others also used, but this is the most popular, currently. ...Read more

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Could chloroquine interact with lidocaine?

I was unable to: Find interactions between Chloroquine ; Lidocaine using a drug interaction checker. But that is never a complete guarantee. ...Read more

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Could I please have some help with ionic interactions and lidocaine?

Neutrilization: Ionic interactions tend to inactivate lidocaine. The occurs when injecting lido or any other anesthetic into an infected wound. Often the lido is either worthless or markedly reduced in potency. This is because the lido ionized ...Read more

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Went to dentist and got lidocaine, septocaine, and nitrous oxide. Is this a normal combination?

Yes: Septocaine onset is rapid, Lidocaine last longer but takes longer to act. Nitrous causes relaxation, so makes anesthetics work better. Good approach, in my opinion. ...Read more

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Could you overdose on lidocaine patches?

Could you overdose on lidocaine patches?

Yes: If one were to wear numerous patches at the same time, then yes. ...Read more

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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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Do lidocaine patches work?

Yes.: They work for a variety of cutaneous pain syndromes. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine used for?

Local anesthetic: Lidocaine is most commonly used as a local anesthetic to numb the skin or perform a nerve block.

It can also be used to treat ventricular arrhythmias of the heart or used in combination with other drugs in general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Where do I buy lidocaine tablet?

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 more

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Could lidocaine be taken orally?

Oral lidocaine: Should only be used under the supervision of a physician. It can be both cardio toxic and neurotoxic. ...Read more

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How long does lidocaine last for?

1.5 to 2 hours: Though the half-life of Lidocaine is 1.5 to 2 hours, the clinical effectiveness of Lidocaine is usually much shorter (around 30 - 45 minutes). ...Read more

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Please tell me what is lidocaine?

Anesthetic: Lidocaine is a very useful anesthetic usually injected for the performance of local surgery and can also be infused for the control of heart rhythm disturbances. It is a very useful drug with very low toxicity. ...Read more

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How safe is pure lidocaine powder?

Do not try it on: Your own. The safety and effectiveness of Lidocaine depend on proper dosage, correct technique, adequate precautions, and readiness for emergencies. ...Read more