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Brand Names: LidaMantle HC, LidaMantle HC Relief, Senatec HC

Generic Name: hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical (Pronunciation: HYE droe KOR ti sone and LYE doe kane TOP ik al)

What is hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical (LidaMantle HC, LidaMantle HC Relief, Senatec HC)?

Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.

Hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to treat itching and discomfort caused by allergic reactions, eczema, minor burns, insect bites, or other skin conditions.

Hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical (LidaMantle HC, LidaMantle HC Relief, Senatec HC)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation or swelling of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing hydrocortisone topical through your skin, such as:

  • blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • mood changes;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
  • muscle weakness, feeling tired.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild redness or swelling of treated skin;
  • thinning of treated skin; or
  • numbness on areas where the medicine is accidentally applied.

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.

What is the most important information I should know about hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical (LidaMantle HC, LidaMantle HC Relief, Senatec HC)?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any type of numbing medicine, or if you have tuberculosis, a fungal skin infection, herpes simplex, or chickenpox.

Your body may absorb this medication if you use too much, if you apply it over large skin areas, or if you cover treated skin with heat, bandages, or plastic wrap. Skin that is cut or irritated may also absorb more topical medication than healthy skin.

Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor tells you to.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using hydrocortisone and lidocaine.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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