hydrocortisone/lidocaine - topical, Lida Mantle HC (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to lidocaine; or to other amide anesthetics (e.g., bupivacaine, prilocaine); or to hydrocortisone; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: fungal infection (e.g., "athlete's foot"), tuberculosis (current or inactive), certain kind of virus infection (e.g., chickenpox, herpes).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, eye problems, infections (especially skin sores/infections), liver disease, stomach/intestinal problems.If there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated, do not use this medication without consulting your doctor first.Children may be more sensitive to the effects of too much corticosteroid medication. Consult your doctor for more details.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It should not be used for long periods of time or in large amounts. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: class I antiarrhythmic drugs (e.g., disopyramide, procainamide, quinidine), other corticosteroids/immunosuppressant drugs (e.g., cyclosporine, prednisone).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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