dibucaine (topical) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Dibucaine, Nupercainal)?
Since dibucaine topical is used as needed, it is not likely that you will be on a dosing schedule. Using extra dibucaine to make up a missed dose will not make the medication more effective. If you are using the medication regularly, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Dibucaine, Nupercainal)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it.
Overdose symptoms include confusion, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, extreme or ongoing numbness, slow heartbeat, or feeling like you may pass out.
What should I avoid while using dibucaine topical (Dibucaine, Nupercainal)?
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water right away. Do not use dibucaine topical on deep skin wounds or severe burns. Get medical attention for more severe skin irritation or injury.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Dibucaine can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.
What other drugs will affect dibucaine topical (Dibucaine, Nupercainal)?
Avoid applying other skin medications on the same treatment area with dibucaine, unless your doctor has told you to.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have any effect on topically applied dibucaine. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dibucaine topical.
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