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Xylocaine Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)?
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to lidocaine or any other type of numbing medicine.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use lidocaine injection:
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- heart disease;
- coronary artery disease, circulation problems; or
- a history of malignant hyperthermia.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether lidocaine injection passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is lidocaine injection given (Xylocaine)?
Lidocaine is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein or directly into the body area to be numbed. Your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider will give you this injection.
Your breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely while you are receiving lidocaine injection in a hospital setting.
To treat irregular heart rhythms, you may be shown how to use your medicine at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of needles and other items used in giving the medicine.
The LidoPen auto-injector is a prefilled automatic injection device to be used in an emergency. Keep the device with you at all times. Your doctor will describe the signs and symptoms to watch for when deciding when it's time to use the injection.
Do not use the auto-injector in or near a vein or into your buttocks. Inject the medication only in your upper thigh or upper arm.
With the LidoPen auto-injector you will also receive a CardioBeeper. This device is used to transmit your heart rate and rhythm to your doctor over a telephone. Read all provided instructions and practice using the CardioBeeper so you will be able to quickly use it in an emergency.
Store the LidoPen auto-injector at room temperature away from moisture and extreme hot or cold.
Additional Xylocaine Information
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