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Zingo system

Generic Name: lidocaine intradermal (LYE-doe-kane)
Brand Name: Zingo

Zingo system is used for:

Numbing the skin before certain medical procedures. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Zingo system is a local anesthetic. It works by blocking nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.

Do NOT use Zingo system if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Zingo system or to certain other local anesthetics (eg, dibucaine)
  • you have the blood disorder methemoglobinemia

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Zingo system:

Some medical conditions may interact with Zingo system. 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 substance
  • if you have liver problems, pseudocholinesterase deficiency, platelet problems, or bleeding problems
  • if you have been very ill or have very poor health

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Zingo system. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, dofetilide, mexiletine, tocainide), beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), cimetidine, other local anesthetics (eg, benzocaine), or other medicines containing lidocaine because of the risk of side effects or toxic effects, including heart or nerve problems, may be increased
  • Acetaminophen, acetanilid, aniline dyes (eg, p-phenylenediamine), benzocaine, chloroquine, dapsone, naphthalene, nitrates (eg, nitroglycerin, isosorbide), nitrites (eg, sodium nitrite), nitrofurantoin, nitroprusside, pamaquine, para-aminosalicylic acid, phenacetin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primaquine, quinine, or sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethoxazole) because the risk of side effects, including blood problems, may be increased
  • Succinylcholine because the risk of its side effects may be increased by Zingo system

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Zingo system 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 Zingo system:

Use Zingo system as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Zingo system is usually given at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. Ask your doctor any questions you may have about Zingo system.
  • Do not use Zingo system if the pouch has been torn or damaged, or if the device has been dropped.
  • Zingo system should only be used on normal, unbroken skin. Do not use Zingo system on broken or irritated skin.
  • Do not use Zingo system around the eyes, nose, mouth, or rectum.
  • Wash and completely dry the application site before using Zingo system.
  • You will hear a sound like a balloon popping when the medicine is released. This is normal.
  • If you miss a dose of Zingo system, contact your doctor right away.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Zingo system.

Important safety information:

  • Zingo system is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water.
  • Zingo system blocks pain and feeling in the skin. Be careful not to injure the treated skin by scratching, rubbing, or coming into contact with extreme cold or heat.
  • Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use more often than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you use Zingo system before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Check with your doctor before you receive any vaccines while you are using Zingo system.
  • Use Zingo system with caution in the ELDERLY; safety and effectiveness in elderly patients have not been confirmed. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Zingo system.
  • Zingo system should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 3 years old; 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 Zingo system while you are pregnant. Zingo system is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Zingo system, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Zingo system:

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:

Mild bruising, pain, redness or swelling at the application site.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; hoarseness); burning, irritation, or bleeding at the application site.

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. Symptoms may include chest pain; dizziness; seizures; slow or irregular breathing; slow or irregular heartbeat; unusual or severe drowsiness. Zingo system may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of Zingo system:

Store Zingo system at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Zingo system out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Zingo system, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Zingo system 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.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Zingo system. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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.

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