lidocaine spray - mucous membrane, Xylocaine
GENERIC NAME: LIDOCAINE SPRAY - MUCOUS MEMBRANE (LYE-doe-kane)
BRAND NAME(S): Xylocaine
USES: Lidocaine spray is used to numb the lining of the mouth and throat before certain medical procedure (e.g., intubation). It is a local anesthetic that starts to numb the lining of the mouth and throat 1-2 minutes after application. It also helps prevent the urge to close the throat (gag reflex), which might make the procedure more difficult.
HOW TO USE: This medication is usually sprayed within the mouth by a health care professional immediately before your procedure.This medication numbs the nose and throat. This will make swallowing difficult and increase your risk of choking or swallowing the wrong way. Do not eat or chew gum for 1 hour after this product is used or until your mouth/throat is no longer numb. It is especially important to make sure children do not eat or chew gum for at least 1 hour after their procedures. Be careful not to accidentally bite your tongue or mouth.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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