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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