Generic Name: lidocaine (LYE-doe-kane)
Brand Name: Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine
Lidocaine aerosol is used for:
Relieving pain caused by sunburn, cuts, and insect bites. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Lidocaine aerosol is an anesthetic. It works by preventing nerves from sending painful impulses to the brain.
Do NOT use lidocaine aerosol if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in lidocaine aerosol or to similar medicines (eg, amide-type local anesthetics)
- you have an infection (eg, oozing, warmth, pain) or injury at the affected area
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using lidocaine aerosol:
Some medical conditions may interact with lidocaine aerosol. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to any anesthetic medicine
- if you have heart, liver, or kidney problems
- if you have been very ill or weakened
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with lidocaine aerosol. However, no specific interactions with lidocaine aerosol are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if lidocaine aerosol may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use lidocaine aerosol:
Use lidocaine aerosol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Wash your hands well before and after using lidocaine aerosol.
- Shake well before each use.
- If you are using lidocaine aerosol on your face, spray it into your hand. Gently apply. Do not spray lidocaine aerosol directly onto your face.
- For other areas, hold the medicine 4 to 6 inches from the skin and spray onto the affected area. Allow the medicine to slowly dry.
- Do not use large amounts of lidocaine aerosol, especially over blistered or raw areas of your skin.
- Do not bandage or wrap the affected area, unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
- If you miss a dose of lidocaine aerosol, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use lidocaine aerosol.
Important safety information:
- Do not get lidocaine aerosol in your eyes, ears, nose, or mouth. If you get it in your eyes, rinse at once with cool tap water. Contact your doctor and protect your eyes until the numbness goes away.
- Do NOT spray while smoking or near flame or heat.
- Lidocaine aerosol may cause numbness at the treated area. Do not scratch, rub, or expose the area to extreme hot or cold temperatures while numbness occurs.
- If your symptoms do not get better within 7 days, if they get worse, check with your doctor.
- Do not use lidocaine aerosol in large amounts, over large areas, or for longer than recommended. This may increase your risk of serious side effects.
- Tell your doctor or dentist that you use lidocaine aerosol before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
- Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin.
- Lidocaine aerosol may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
- Lidocaine aerosol should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 2 years old without first checking with the child's doctor; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using lidocaine aerosol while you are pregnant. It is not known if lidocaine aerosol is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use lidocaine aerosol, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of lidocaine aerosol:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Irritation; numbness; redness.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; chest pain; dizziness; drowsiness; irregular heartbeat; rectal bleeding; severe or persistent irritation; signs of infection (eg, oozing, warmth, pain); trembling.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Lidocaine aerosol may be harmful if swallowed.Proper storage of lidocaine aerosol:
Store lidocaine aerosol at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep lidocaine aerosol out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about lidocaine aerosol, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Lidocaine aerosol is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Discard unused medicine and packaging in the trash out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take lidocaine aerosol or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about lidocaine aerosol. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to lidocaine aerosol. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using lidocaine aerosol.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.