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  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

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Cimetadine and beta blockers such as propranolol may decrease blood levels of lidocaine by decreasing blood flow to the liver or by inhibiting liver enzymes that break down lidocaine.

PREGNANCY: Lidocaine has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: Lidocaine and its metabolites are secreted into breast milk. At therapeutic doses the secretions in the breast milk are small and generally do not harm the infant; patients should consult their doctors before taking this drug.

Medically reviewed by Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/18/2015

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