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COCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE - TOPICAL
USES: Cocaine is used by health care professionals to temporarily numb the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat (mucous membranes) before certain medical procedures (e.g., biopsy, stitches, wound cleaning). It is an anesthetic that works quickly to numb the area about 1-2 minutes after application. Cocaine also causes blood vessels to narrow, an effect that can decrease bleeding and swelling from the procedure.
HOW TO USE: This medication is applied directly to the inside of the mouth, nose, or throat by a health care professional, usually right before your procedure. It may be poured, sprayed, or applied with a cotton swab directly to the area. When using this medication in the nose, your health care professional may soak absorbent material with the solution, then insert it into the nose. The dosage and application method depends on your condition and response to the drug. Do not give this medication by injection or use in the eye.
This medication numbs the mouth, nose, and throat. This effect will make swallowing difficult and increase your risk of choking or swallowing the wrong way. Do not eat or chew gum for 1 hour after this product is used or until your mouth/throat is no longer numb. It is especially important to make sure children do not eat or chew gum for at least 1 hour after their procedure. Be careful not to accidentally bite your tongue or mouth.
Rarely, abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction) is possible with this medication. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not use more of this medication, use it more frequently, or use for a longer period of time than prescribed.
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