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Information about Xylocaine Jelly

Brand Name(s): Anestacon, Xylocaine Jelly

Generic Name Lidocaine Jelly

What is lidocaine jelly?

LIDOCAINE (Xylocaine®) causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It can numb the skin and mucus membranes before procedures and is used to treat hemorroids. Some generic lidocaine products are available.

What should my health care professional know before I use lidocaine jelly?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Lidocaine jelly is applied to skin or mucous membranes before produres to numb the area by a health care professional. Lidocaine jelly may be applied using finger tips or cotton swabs to hemorroids for relief of pain. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not use more often than instructed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply

What drug(s) may interact with lidocaine jelly?

  • medicines to control heart rhythm.

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What side effects may I notice from using lidocaine jelly?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

Very rare when applied to the skin:

  • chest pain, continued irregular heartbeats
  • difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • headache
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • trembling, shaking
  • unusual weakness or tiredness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • localized numbness

What should I watch for while taking lidocaine?

Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb from the lidocaine and you are not aware of pain.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature; do not freeze.

(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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