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Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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