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Synera Dosage

Generic name: lidocaine and tetracaine
Dosage form: skin patch

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SYNERA should only be applied to intact skin.  Use immediately after opening the pouch.

For adults and children 3 years of age and older:

• Venipuncture or Intravenous Cannulation: Prior to venipuncture or intravenous cannulation, apply SYNERA to intact skin for 20 to 30 minutes.
• Superficial Dermatological Procedures: For superficial dermatological procedures such as superficial excision or shave biopsy, apply SYNERA to intact skin for 30 minutes prior to the procedure.

While efficacy has not been established for children less than 3 years of age, safe use of SYNERA in infants 4 to 6 months of age was documented in one study.

Simultaneous or sequential application of multiple SYNERA patches is not recommended. However, application of one additional patch at a new location to facilitate venous access is acceptable after a failed attempt.  When SYNERA is used concomitantly with other products containing local anesthetic agents, the amount absorbed from all formulations should be considered, as local anesthetics are thought to have at least additive toxicities.  If irritation or a burning sensation occurs during application, remove the patch.

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