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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using lidocaine viscous (Xylocaine Viscous)?
An overdose of numbing medications can cause fatal side effects if too much of the medicine is absorbed through your skin and into your blood. This is more likely to occur when using a numbing medicine without the advice of a medical doctor (such as during a cosmetic procedure like laser hair removal). Overdose symptoms may include uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), coma, slowed breathing, or respiratory failure (breathing stops).
Do not use lidocaine viscous if you are allergic to any other type of numbing medicine.
Before using lidocaine viscous, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have liver disease, or broken, swollen, or damaged skin or gum tissue. You may not be able to use lidocaine viscous, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Lidocaine viscous can pass into breast milk but it is not likely to harm a nursing baby. However, you should not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use lidocaine viscous (Xylocaine Viscous)?
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or use it for longer than recommended.
If your medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use, follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Your body may absorb more of this medication if you use too much, if you apply it over large areas, or if you apply heat to treated areas. Skin or gum tissue that is cut or irritated may also absorb more medication than healthy tissue.
Use the smallest amount of this medication needed to numb or relieve pain. Do not use large amounts of lidocaine viscous.
Lidocaine viscous may be applied with your finger tips or a cotton swab. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Store lidocaine viscous at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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