This medication is a local anesthetic, indicated for local or regional anesthesia. It prevents nerves from sending painful impulses to the brain.
IV/IM- 50 – 100mg bolus injection followed by 20 – 40mg every 10 -20 min or 1 – 3mg/min infusion.
Topical- Surface anesthetic: As eutectic mixture containing lidocaine base 2.5% and prilocaine base 2.5%: Apply to skin under an occlusive dressing before procedure.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
It also comes as a cream, gel, and solution to apply topically.
• Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, blurred vision and slurred speech.
♦ Anaphylactic reactions.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and protect from light.
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