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Doctor insights on: Lidocaine Withdrawal

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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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Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Theoretically: Everything could. However, if you are asking about Lidocaine injected to induce local anesthesia, the swelling might be not only due to volume given but small bruise (hematoma) as well. Swelling can also be sign of inflammation or allergic reaction, with that broad question you might be better off discussing your specifics with the health professional. ...Read more

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How can a lidocaine patch work?

Topical analgesia: Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic. A Lidocaine patch is a topical analgesic. The patch has a membrane loaded with Lidocaine and a chemical which allows the Lidocaine to cross the skin. ...Read more

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Is cocaine related to lidocaine?

Is cocaine related to lidocaine?

Partially: Yes, they are both local. And topical anesthetics. But they differ in their use and indications. ...Read more

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Lidocaine 2 jelly used for herpes?

Lidocaine jelly: If the herpese is causing shingles, then yes it can help, but if its herpese 1, taking a prescription from your doctor can help fight the virus and your body will heal the sores. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine patch 5% used for?

What is lidocaine patch 5% used for?

Its meant to treat: Post-Herpetic Neuralgia officially. But can be used for muscle and superficial pain like neuropathy or nerve entrapment pain. ...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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