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Please tell me what is lidocaine?

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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Is there a way to reverse lidocaine?

Time: There is no reversal agent for lidocaine, so you must wait for it to wear off, usually in less than 60-90 minutes. Read more

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What are the effects of lidocaine on a nerve?

What are the effects of lidocaine on a nerve?

Na channel blocker: Yes, it is a sodium channel blocker, so it is used as local anesthetic and as anti arrythmic agent. Local anesthetics (lidocaine) block the influx of sodium and prevent the generation of an action potential and its transmission along a nerve. Read more

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What are lidocaine & prilocaine for?

Local anesthetics: In combination Lidocaine + prilocaine = EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) topical cream. Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic of the amide group and commonly used for this purpose (e.g. dental office). Prilocaine is a local anesthetic of the amino amide type and used for local anesthesia. Read more

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What could happen if lidocaine/prilocaineeutectic mixture was consumed orally?

How much?: If just a tiny bit was consumed say a pea size amount nothing will happen but you may get a numb tongue or posterior pharynx (back of throat) for an hour or so. If the entire tube was taken I would see how many milligrams of lido/prilo were in the tube. Much of the medication would be broken-down in the stomach but you would absorb some. If you ate the entire tube I would go to the er. Read more

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Lidocaine ok for shingles?

Lidocaine ok for shingles?

Shingles and lidocai: Sure if it works for you. You would be in much better shape than with the opioids. Read more

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Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Two different meds: If I understood your question correctly, lidocaine (an amide) is also a local anesthetic, yet chemically it is different from tetracaine (an ester). The chance of allergic reaction is higher with ester-type drug (Novocaine, tetracaine). Duration and metabolism is also different. One should consult a doctor with the specific questions regarding safety. Hope that helps. Read more

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What is lidocaine tetracaine for?

Local anesthesia: Lidocaine and tetracaine are local anesthetics; each is a distinct molecule. Read more

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Where can I buy viscous lidocaine?

Where can I buy viscous lidocaine?

Medical supply: Viscous Lidocaine is obtained from pharmacies or medical supply companies. I would be cautious of using lidocaine, which is a medication that has potential side effects and toxic effects if not used properly. Toxic levels of Lidocaine can cause seizures, heart arrhythmias, and even death. Read more

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Is it okay to use lidocaine on gums?

Is it okay to use lidocaine on gums?

Depends why: Lidocaine may be injected into the gums safely by your dentist for pain relief. If you are talking about using Lidocaine for teething pain in babies, the answer would be no. This would not be safe. Your pediatrician can recommend better remedies to help with teething pain. A cold teething ring often helps. If this doesn't answer your question, let us know! Read more

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Does lidocaine viscous work on skin?

Not very effective: Viscous Lidocaine does work on the skin, especially on the inner forearm and other areas where the epidermis is very thin but not very effective and it takes a fair amount of time. Other forms of topical local anesthetics are much more effective. Read more

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Can lidocaine patch fail a drug test?

No: If Lidocaine is detected in your urine and you have a doctor's prescription for Lidoderm it should not be seen as a inconsistent result. Read more

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Is lidocaine safe for pregnant women?

Yes: Lidocaine administered epidurally, spinally or by infiltration is safe in pregnancy. Read more

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How can electrologists get lidocaine?

Cant: The application of Lidocaine even topical form in any concentration that will be absorbed and render some level of anesthesia is the practice of medicine. The electrologist does not hold a license allowing for the dispensing or administration of local anesthetics. Read more

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How do lidocaine and novocaine differ?

Chemically: Lidocaine is an amide type of anesthetic while procaine (novocain) is an ester. Read more

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It is lidocaine safe on pregnant women?

It is lidocaine safe on pregnant women?

Yes up to a point: When it starts to get trapped & builds up in the baby's side of the placenta. Safety also depends on the stage of embryo development. Ask your ob. The question that pops up is why are you asking? Talk to you docs. Read more

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Is lidocaine only given by prescription?

Yes: Lidocain is a drug should be given by doctor. 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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What is lidocaine ointment USP 5 used for?

A variety of things: Lidocaine ointment can be used to numb the skin prior to superficial procedures or IV placement. It can also be used in skin hypersensitivity or complex regional pain syndrome. Read more

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