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Xylocaine Viscous Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Xylocaine Viscous 2% (lidocaine hydrochloride) is a local anesthetic indicated to provide the topical relief of pain and discomfort. Xylocaine Viscous 2% is available in generic form. Common side effects of Xylocaine Viscous 2% include application site reactions (irritation, redness, swelling), or numbness in places where the medicine is accidentally applied. Some serious side effects of Xylocaine Viscous 2% can occur if too much is used and may include drowsiness, numbness of the tongue, and light-headedness.
Xylocaine Viscous 2% is available in strength of 20mg/ml. Dosing is variable; it should be given in reduced doses in geriatric over 65 years of age and pediatrics less than 18 years of age and should be used with caution in children younger than two years of age. General dosing of Xylocaine Viscous 2% is used concomitantly with other products containing lidocaine, the total dose contributed by all formulations must be calculated. Xylocaine Viscous should also be used with caution in patients with epilepsy, impaired cardiac conduction, bradycardia, impaired hepatic or renal function and in severe shock. Excessive dosage or short intervals between doses can result in high plasma levels of Xylocaine or its metabolites. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women. Xylocaine is excreted in breast milk and at therapeutic doses the quantities are small and generally not expected to be a risk for the infant. Xylocaine is for topical use only and must not be used for injection.
Our Xylocaine Viscous 2% (lidocaine hydrochloride) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Xylocaine Viscous in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using lidocaine viscous and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- slow or uneven heartbeats;
- drowsiness, confusion;
- tremors, seizure (convulsions); or
- blurred vision.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild irritation, redness, or swelling where the medication is applied;
- numbness in places where the medicine is accidentally applied.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Xylocaine Viscous (Lidocaine Hydrochloride Solution)
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Xylocaine Viscous Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, slow/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e.g., severe drowsiness, confusion, nervousness), seizures, fainting, vision changes (e.g., double or blurred vision).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Xylocaine Viscous (Lidocaine Hydrochloride Solution)
What is Prescribing information?
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Xylocaine Viscous FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Adverse experiences following the administration of lidocaine are similar in nature to those observed with other amide local anesthetic agents. These adverse experiences are, in general, dose-related and may result from high plasma levels caused by excessive dosage or rapid absorption, or may result from a hypersensitivity, idiosyncrasy or diminished tolerance on the part of the patient. Serious adverse experiences are generally systemic in nature. The following types are those most commonly reported:
Central Nervous System
CNS manifestations are excitatory and/or depressant and may be characterized by lightheadedness, nervousness, apprehension, euphoria, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, tinnitus, blurred or double vision, vomiting, sensations of heat, cold or numbness, twitching, tremors, convulsions, unconsciousness, respiratory depression and arrest. The excitatory manifestations may be very brief or may not occur at all, in which case the first manifestation of toxicity may be drowsiness merging into unconsciousness and respiratory arrest.
Drowsiness following the administration of lidocaine is usually an early sign of a high blood level of the drug and may occur as a consequence of rapid absorption.
Allergic reactions are characterized by cutaneous lesions, urticaria, edema or anaphylactoid reactions. Allergic reactions may occur as a result of sensitivity either to the local anesthetic agent or to the methylparaben and/or propylparaben used in this formulation. Allergic reactions as a result of sensitivity to lidocaine are extremely rare and, if they occur, should be managed by conventional means. The detection of sensitivity by skin testing is of doubtful value.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Xylocaine Viscous (Lidocaine Hydrochloride Solution)
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