lidocaine solution - mucous membrane (cont.)
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.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using lidocaine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other local anesthetics such as bupivicaine or mepivacaine; or if you have other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as PABA), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems, any infections or open wounds where the drug is to be administered, severe liver disease.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive its side effects.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive its side effects.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.This drug passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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