GENERIC NAME: LIDOCAINE SOLUTION - MUCOUS MEMBRANE (LYE-doe-kane)
USES: This medication is used to relieve pain and discomfort of certain mouth, nose, and throat problems. It is a topical anesthetic (amide-type) that numbs the mucous membranes (skin) of the mouth, nose, and throat.
HOW TO USE: This medication may be used as a spray by putting the solution into a special spray bottle (atomizer). It can also be applied directly to the affected area with a sterile applicator or swab. Discard applicator or swab after use.Do not swallow the medication unless directed to do so by your doctor.Do not drink water or any liquids after applying this medication to the mouth or throat and avoid eating any food for at least 1 hour. This medication will numb your tongue and affect swallowing. It is important not to eat or chew gum while your mouth is numb to prevent choking or biting your tongue.Do not increase your dose or use more often than prescribed without your doctor's approval.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Minor stinging, burning and tenderness of the mouth, nose, and throat may occur when this drug is applied to these areas. Dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, vomiting, or sensations of heat, cold, or numbness may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.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.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, ringing in the ears, vision changes, slow or fast heartbeat, rapid breathing, fever, seizures.A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: 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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