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Xylocaine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)?
- What are the possible side effects of lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)?
- How is lidocaine injection given (Xylocaine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Xylocaine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Xylocaine)?
- What should I avoid while receiving lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)?
- What other drugs will affect lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Xylocaine)?
Since lidocaine injection is used only when needed, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
Never use the LidoPen auto-injector without first calling your doctor.
What happens if I overdose (Xylocaine)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, confusion, nervousness, ringing in your ears, blurred vision, feeling hot or cold, numbness, muscle twitches, uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), slowed breathing, or respiratory failure (breathing stops).
What should I avoid while receiving lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)?
Lidocaine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Unless absolutely necessary, do not drive after using this medication
Avoid eating or chewing within 1 hour after lidocaine injection is used to numb your mouth or throat. You may have trouble swallowing which could lead to choking. You may also accidentally bite the inside of your mouth if you are still numb an hour after treatment with lidocaine injection.
What other drugs will affect lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with lidocaine injection. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about lidocaine injection.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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