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Xylocaine Viscous Consumer
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LIDOCAINE VISCOUS - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Xylocaine Viscous
WARNING: Use of this medication in children younger than 3 years has caused serious (sometimes fatal) side effects, including seizure and slowed/stopped heart. If this medication is prescribed for use in a child younger than 3 years, carefully follow the doctor's directions. Do not increase the dose or give this medication more often than directed. Do not use this medication to treat teething pain in infants and young children unless directed by the doctor. Talk with the doctor about other ways to treat teething pain. Keep this product in a safe place away from children.
USES: See also Warning section.
Viscous lidocaine is used to relieve pain and discomfort from a sore throat/mouth. It is also used to numb the lining of the mouth and throat before certain medical/dental procedures (e.g., dental impressions). This numbing helps prevent the urge to close the throat (gag reflex), which might make the procedure more difficult. Lidocaine is an amide-type local anesthetic that starts to numb the area within minutes after application.
HOW TO USE: See also Warning section.
Shake the bottle well before measuring each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Do not mix with other liquid or food unless directed by your doctor.
For mouth pain, swish the prescribed amount in your mouth and spit out. Do not swallow the medication. To treat a sore throat, gargle with the medication, then swallow or spit out, as directed by your doctor. Viscous lidocaine is usually used as needed when you have pain or soreness, but do not use it more often than every 3 hours or as directed by your doctor. In adults, the usual maximum dose is 15 milliliters per dose and no more than 8 doses in 24 hours.
This medication numbs the nose and throat. This 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 using this product 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 use. Be careful not to accidentally bite your tongue or mouth.
For infants and children younger than 3 years, carefully measure the prescribed dose and apply to the affected area with a cotton swab. Wait at least 3 hours before giving the next dose. Do not give more than 4 doses in a 12-hour period.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Be very careful when measuring the dose, especially if you are using this medication in a child. In children, the dosage is also based on age and weight. Do not increase your dose or use this medication more often than prescribed. Using too much product or using it too often can increase the risk of very serious side effects. Overdose has occurred in children accidentally given the wrong dose.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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