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General Information on Lidocaine and Tetracaine

Generic Name : Lidocaine and Tetracaine

Pronunciation : LYE-doe-kane- TE-tra-kane

Latest prescription information about Lidocaine and Tetracaine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y48.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lidocaine and Tetracaine

International- Pliaglis.

Why is Lidocaine and Tetracaine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a local anesthetic, used as a topical local analgesia before certain medical procedures for skin.  It blocks nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.

When should Lidocaine and Tetracaine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Lidocaine and Tetracaine?

Dose is determined by the size of the area to be treated.

How should Lidocaine and Tetracaine be taken?

It comes as patch to apply topically, as directed by your healthcare provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lidocaine and Tetracaine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver problems or pseudocholinesterase deficiency, very poor health, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, nose, or mouth.

It may infrequently cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid live vaccination during the treatment period.

It may cause harm if swallowed.

What are the side effects of Lidocaine and Tetracaine?

   Most Common : Skin discoloration, redness, and swelling.
   Miscellaneous : Headache, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, and fever.

What are the other precautions for Lidocaine and Tetracaine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Lidocaine and Tetracaine?

Store it in a refrigerator (2-8C).

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