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Doctor insights on: Maalox Mylanta Viscous Lidocaine Donnatal Anti Ulcer Agent

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Is there any water insoluble component in Mylanta, Donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) Viscous Lidocane? Is it harmful if someone with tear in the esophagus swallow them?

Is there any water insoluble component in Mylanta, Donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) Viscous Lidocane? Is it harmful if someone with tear in the esophagus swallow them?

Esophageal tear: The term esophageal tear is used to indicate disruption in membrane integrity. It is not a rupture which would be complete tear though out the thickness of the esophageal wall through which particles may leak, during rupture you would be advised to not to take anything by mouth. So with tear it is safe to take these medicines and they are all water soluble. ...Read more

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If you are suspected of having tear in esophagus, it it good idea to take liquid GI cocktail (Donnatal, Mylanta, Lidocane Viscus)?

Consult your GI doc: And esophageal tear is a very serious condition you should consult your primary doctor right the way ...Read more

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Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?

Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?

It may: The mylanta contains elements that are similar to barium and that will obscur some detail. If there are plans for an upper gastrointestinal study with barium then perhaps reversing the order of the tests will help ...Read more

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Having blurry vision after gargling with 10 ml of viscous lidocaine 2%. Gargled and swallowed at 5pm and gargles and spit at 11pm. Toxicity?

Having blurry vision after gargling with 10 ml of viscous lidocaine 2%. Gargled and swallowed at 5pm and gargles and spit at 11pm. Toxicity?

Lidocaine anesthetic: induces systemic anesthesia & individual response (as with most Rx single molecule tools) varies considerably. The 6 hours of ingestion is far longer than needed for full absorption. Why taking viscous lidocaine in the first place, not a commonly used treatment strategy outside hospitals, & for good reasons. The main toxicity if largely reversible anesthetic (blocks nerve transmission) response. ...Read more

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Will viscous lidocaine help with a persistent throat problem?

Will viscous lidocaine help with a persistent throat problem?

Possibly: Lidocaine treats throat pain temporarily and may be safely used long-term, but it is more important to determine the underlying cause of throat pain. Possible causes range from benign (cryptic tonsillitis, allergy and associated postnatal drainage, acid reflux) to more concerning ones, e g cancer. It is important to get this evaluated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Will viscous lidocaine work on a canker sore?

Yes: Viscous Lidocaine is a topical and will help on any mucosal tissue. ...Read more

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Is it safe to gargle with viscous lidocaine 2% (10ml gargle) 5 days post-op after tonsillectomy? ENT did NOT prescribe..urgent care clinic did.

Is it safe to gargle with viscous lidocaine 2% (10ml gargle) 5 days post-op after tonsillectomy? ENT did NOT prescribe..urgent care clinic did.

Probably safe, but: I would follow up with your ENT so soon after having a procedure done if you are having problems. They should really be the ones to manage this. ...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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Where can a person buy viscous lidocaine?

Prescription: This is i believe a prescription item. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the detailed differences between lidocaine and viscous lidocaine?

Same drug: Viscous Lidocaine contains 2% Lidocaine whereas regular Lidocaine is supplied in various concentrations depending on useage. Viscous form is for intra oral anesthesia topically and contains methyl paraben and propyl paraben and sodium carboxymethylcelluloae to adjust the viscosity. ...Read more

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Can you use viscous lidocaine for a teething baby?

Can you use viscous lidocaine for a teething baby?

Lidocaine: Viscose Lidocaine can be absorbed from the mouth directly. Can produce very dangerous effects. Babies depend on a high heart rates to pump the blood efficiently from the heart. Any slowing of the heart rate such as produced by Lidocaine can be very dangerous. The cumulative dose, if you repeat the application, is even more dangerous. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a viscous lidocaine solution that is used for esophgeal spasms?

See your doctor: First make sure they are esophageal spasms and then get the medication from your doctor for that condition. Numbing your esophagus does not stop muscular spasm. ...Read more

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Throat ulcers. Dr gave me lidocaine, not helping. Cant eat or drink. What can I do, this pain is unbearable.

It depends: It depends on how long they have been there, Lidocaine is just a numbing medication, it won't treat them, if they have been there for more than a couple of weeks i advise you to see a physician. ...Read more

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Could I use lidocaine for mouth ulcers?

Could I use lidocaine for mouth ulcers?

Yes: Yes, works quite well. Follow instructions to avoid overdose. Make sure your mouth ulcers are diagnosed by an md or dds to make sure you don't have oral cancer. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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