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lidocaine spray - mucous membrane, Xylocaine

GENERIC NAME: LIDOCAINE SPRAY - MUCOUS MEMBRANE (LYE-doe-kane)

BRAND NAME(S): Xylocaine

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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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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