lidocaine HCl injection, Xylocaine (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Lidocaine has not been adequately studied in pregnant women. Studies in animals have not shown evidence of harm to the fetus.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether lidocaine is excreted in breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of lidocaine include injection site pain, feeling lightheaded, euphoria, shaking, low blood pressure, drowsiness, confusion, weakness, blurry or double vision, and dizziness. Serious reactions such as seizures, abnormal heart beats, slow heart beat, heart block, severe allergic reactions, respiratory arrest, and coma have occurred. People allergic to anesthetics similar to lidocaine should not use lidocaine.

REFERENCE: FDA prescribing information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/7/2014

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