lidocaine injection (Xylocaine) (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects vary by dose and site of administration. The most common adverse reactions include low heart rate, low blood pressure, backache, dizziness, lightheadedness, and numbness. Additional side effects include shivering, tingling, sedation, blurry vision, confusion, nervousness, and euphoria. Rare, but serious side effects include cardiac arrest, methemoglobinemia, breakdown of cartilage, seizure, and loss of consciousness.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2014

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