lidocaine jelly - mucous membrane, Xylocaine (cont.)
HOW TO USE: This medication is usually applied by a health care professional to the area being treated or to the medical equipment as part of a medical procedure. It is applied at the start of the procedure and takes 3-5 minutes for the numbing effect to occur. If using this medication for urinary procedures (e.g., cystoscopy), follow the package instructions for sterilizing and using the applicator cone if one is provided. Discard any unused jelly after first use.If you are using this medication at home (such as for inserting a catheter yourself), read and learn all preparation and usage instruction from the manufacturer. Follow your doctor's directions closely. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. Do not use more than 4 doses in 24 hours. Do not increase your dose or use this medication more often than prescribed without your doctor's approval. Doing so can increase the risk of very serious side effects. Use proper sterile technique. Ask your health care professional if you have any questions about how to use this medication or perform your medical procedure.If used in the mouth or throat, avoid eating or chewing gum for at least 1 hour after use. The risk of choking or biting the tongue or cheek is greater when the mouth, tongue, or throat are numb.
SIDE EFFECTS: Mild nausea, stinging, swelling, and burning may occur. Dizziness and drowsiness may also occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, slow/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e.g., drowsiness, confusion, nervousness), seizures, fainting, vision changes (e.g., double or blurred vision).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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