hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Xyralid)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Xyralid)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of hydrocortisone topical applied to the skin is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, long-term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
Lidocaine topical applied to the skin is not likely to cause an overdose unless you apply more than the recommended dose. Lidocaine overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, confusion, nervousness, ringing in your ears, blurred vision, feeling hot or cold, numbness, muscle twitches, uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), slowed breathing, or respiratory failure (breathing stops).
What should I avoid while using hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical (Xyralid)?
Do not apply this medication to swollen skin areas or deep puncture wounds. Avoid using the medicine on skin that is raw or blistered, such as a severe burn or abrasion.
Avoid getting hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water.
Avoid using other topical medications on the affected area unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical (Xyralid)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially a heart rhythm medication such as:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with hydrocortisone and lidocaine. 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 hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical.
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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