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Yes: Yes. It should have no appreciable affects on the baby in the doses used to start iv's. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: You need a Lidoderm skin patch.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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