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What are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dose

At small doses, not really many.
At toxic doses, can see seizure or heart arrythmia. A careful practitioner can use this drug very safely and effectively and recognize signs of trouble early. Other side effects depend on area being blocked or additives (epinephrine, preservative).

In brief: Dose

At small doses, not really many.
At toxic doses, can see seizure or heart arrythmia. A careful practitioner can use this drug very safely and effectively and recognize signs of trouble early. Other side effects depend on area being blocked or additives (epinephrine, preservative).
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Few side effects

When Lidocaine is injected into an area (such as around a tooth) to numb it, there are usually no side effects.
If Epinephrine is added to lidocaine, it may cause a rapid heart beat or a rise in blood pressure. If Lidocaine is given IV to treat an abnormal heart rhythm, it may briefly cause ringing in the ears or a feeling of dizziness.

In brief: Few side effects

When Lidocaine is injected into an area (such as around a tooth) to numb it, there are usually no side effects.
If Epinephrine is added to lidocaine, it may cause a rapid heart beat or a rise in blood pressure. If Lidocaine is given IV to treat an abnormal heart rhythm, it may briefly cause ringing in the ears or a feeling of dizziness.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mild

Redness or swelling at the application site.

In brief: Mild

Redness or swelling at the application site.
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