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lidocaine viscous

Pronunciation

Generic Name: lidocaine viscous (LYE doe kane VIS kus)
Brand Name: Lidocaine Viscous, LTA II Kit, Xylocaine Viscous

What is lidocaine viscous?

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.

Lidocaine viscous is used to treat sores inside the mouth, during dental procedures to numb the gums, and to numb the mouth and throat before a surgery or medical procedure.

Lidocaine viscous may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about lidocaine viscous?

Do not use this medicine to treat teething pain in a baby. Death can occur from the use of this medicine in very young children.

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Use the smallest amount of this medicine needed to numb or relieve pain. Do not use large amounts of lidocaine viscous.

An overdose of numbing medication can cause fatal side effects if too much of the medicine is absorbed through your gums and into your blood.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using lidocaine viscous?

An overdose of numbing medication can cause fatal side effects if too much of the medicine is absorbed through your gums and into your blood. This is more likely to occur when using a numbing medicine without the advice of a medical doctor. Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, slow heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), slowed breathing, or breathing that stops.

Do not use lidocaine viscous to treat teething pain in a baby. A baby could accidentally swallow this medicine if it is placed in the mouth. Heart problems, seizures, severe brain injury, and death can occur from the use of this medicine in very young children. Always ask a doctor before using any medicine to treat your baby's teething pain.

You should not use lidocaine viscous if you are allergic to any type of numbing medicine.

To make sure lidocaine viscous is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver disease;

  • a serious heart condition such as "AV block";

  • an allergy to any drugs; or

  • broken, swollen, or damaged skin or gum tissue.

FDA pregnancy category B. Lidocaine viscous is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Lidocaine viscous can pass into breast milk but it is not likely to harm a nursing baby. However, you should tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine.

How should I use lidocaine viscous?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

If your medicine comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use, follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Lidocaine viscous may be applied with your finger tips or a cotton swab, or with the applicator provided with the medicine.

Use the smallest amount of this medication needed to numb or relieve pain. Do not use large amounts of lidocaine viscous.

Avoid swallowing the medicine while applying it to your gums or the inside of your mouth.

Your body may absorb more of this medicine if:

  • you use too much;

  • you swallow the medicine;

  • you apply the medicine to gum tissue that is cut or irritated; or

  • you apply heat to a treated area.

Avoid eating within 1 hour after using this medicine inside your mouth or throat. You may have trouble swallowing and choking could occur, especially in a child.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since lidocaine viscous is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication. An overdose of lidocaine viscous can be fatal.

Lidocaine viscous is not likely to cause an overdose unless you apply more than the recommended dose. Overdose may also occur if you apply heat to treated areas.

Improper use of lidocaine viscous may result in death.

Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, ringing in your ears, confusion, double vision, feeling hot or cold, tremors or shaking, seizure (convulsions), slow heartbeats, weak or shallow breathing, and loss of consciousness.

What should I avoid while using lidocaine viscous?

Avoid eating, chewing gum, or drinking hot liquids until the feeling in your mouth has returned completely. Chewing while your mouth is numb could result in a bite injury to your tongue, lips, or inside of your cheek.

Do not allow the medicine to come into contact with your eyes. Rinse with water if this medicine gets in your eyes.

Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with lidocaine viscous unless your doctor tells you to.

Lidocaine viscous side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using lidocaine viscous and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • drowsiness, depression, confusion, feeling nervous or restless;

  • weakness, slow breathing, slow heart rate;

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

  • numbness or cold feeling;

  • vomiting; or

  • blurred vision.

Common side effects may include:

  • unusual or unpleasant taste in the mouth; or

  • numbness in places where the medicine is accidentally applied.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

Lidocaine viscous dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Anesthesia:

2% viscous solution: Gargle 15 mL, undiluted, and spit out or swallow, no less than every 3 hours
Maximum dose: 300 mg for normal healthy adult - not to exceed 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb), or 8 doses in 24 hours

Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.

Uses:
-Topical anesthesia of irritated or inflamed mucous membranes of the mouth and pharynx
-Reducing gagging during dental x-rays and impressions

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2% jelly:
Endotracheal intubation: Apply a moderate amount of jelly to the external surface of the endotracheal tube shortly before insertion
Maximum dose: 600 mg in any 12 hour period
Comments:
-Avoid introducing jelly into tube lumen due to possibility of inner lumen occlusion.
-Do not use the jelly to lubricate endotracheal stylettes.
-Avoid use of endotracheal tubes with dried jelly on the external surface due to lack of lubricating effect.

4% solution: Spray 1 to 5 mL (40 to 200 mg) to the desired area. May also be applied with cotton applicators or by instillation
Maximum dose: 300 mg for normal healthy adult - not to exceed 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)
Comments:
-When spraying, transfer solution to an atomizer.
-Dosage varies and depends on the area to be anesthetized, vascularity of the tissues, individual tolerance, and technique.
-Reduce dose for elderly and debilitated patients.

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms. Apply to the tube prior to intubation
Maximum dose: 5 g per single application (approximately 6 inches of ointment squeezed from the tube); 20 g total in any day
Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-In dentistry, apply to previously dried oral mucosa; subsequent saliva removal with cotton rolls or saliva ejector minimizes dilution, permits maximum penetration, and minimizes swallowing of the drug.
-For insertion of new dentures, apply to all denture surfaces contacting mucosa; patients should consult a dentist at least every 48 hours throughout the fitting period.

Uses:
-Production of anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes of the oropharynx
-Anesthetic lubricant for endotracheal intubation (oral and nasal)

Usual Adult Dose for Gastrointestinal Tract Examination:

2% viscous solution: Gargle 15 mL, undiluted, and spit out or swallow, no less than every 3 hours
Maximum dose: 300 mg for normal healthy adult - not to exceed 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb), or 8 doses in 24 hours

Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.

Uses:
-Topical anesthesia of irritated or inflamed mucous membranes of the mouth and pharynx
-Reducing gagging during dental x-rays and impressions

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2% jelly:
Endotracheal intubation: Apply a moderate amount of jelly to the external surface of the endotracheal tube shortly before insertion
Maximum dose: 600 mg in any 12 hour period
Comments:
-Avoid introducing jelly into tube lumen due to possibility of inner lumen occlusion.
-Do not use the jelly to lubricate endotracheal stylettes.
-Avoid use of endotracheal tubes with dried jelly on the external surface due to lack of lubricating effect.

4% solution: Spray 1 to 5 mL (40 to 200 mg) to the desired area. May also be applied with cotton applicators or by instillation
Maximum dose: 300 mg for normal healthy adult - not to exceed 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)
Comments:
-When spraying, transfer solution to an atomizer.
-Dosage varies and depends on the area to be anesthetized, vascularity of the tissues, individual tolerance, and technique.
-Reduce dose for elderly and debilitated patients.

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms. Apply to the tube prior to intubation
Maximum dose: 5 g per single application (approximately 6 inches of ointment squeezed from the tube); 20 g total in any day
Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-In dentistry, apply to previously dried oral mucosa; subsequent saliva removal with cotton rolls or saliva ejector minimizes dilution, permits maximum penetration, and minimizes swallowing of the drug.
-For insertion of new dentures, apply to all denture surfaces contacting mucosa; patients should consult a dentist at least every 48 hours throughout the fitting period.

Uses:
-Production of anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes of the oropharynx
-Anesthetic lubricant for endotracheal intubation (oral and nasal)

Usual Adult Dose for Pain:

Lidocaine 0.5% spray: Apply a thin film to affected area up to 3 to 4 times daily as needed

3% lotion or cream: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed

3% gel: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: A single application should not exceed 4 pumps; do not exceed 12 pumps in 24 hours

4% cream, gel, solution: Apply a thin film to affected area 3 to 4 times daily as needed

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms
Maximum dose: 5 gm per single application (approximately 6 inches of ointment squeezed from the tube); 20 gm total in any day

Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-To apply spray to face, spray in palm of hand and gently apply.
-Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw or blistered areas.

Uses: Relief of pruritus, pruritic eczemas, abrasions, minor burns, insect bites, pain, soreness, and discomfort due to pruritus ani, pruritus vulvae, anal fissures, and similar conditions of the skin and mucous membranes.

Usual Adult Dose for Pruritus:

Lidocaine 0.5% spray: Apply a thin film to affected area up to 3 to 4 times daily as needed

3% lotion or cream: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed

3% gel: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: A single application should not exceed 4 pumps; do not exceed 12 pumps in 24 hours

4% cream, gel, solution: Apply a thin film to affected area 3 to 4 times daily as needed

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms
Maximum dose: 5 gm per single application (approximately 6 inches of ointment squeezed from the tube); 20 gm total in any day

Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-To apply spray to face, spray in palm of hand and gently apply.
-Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw or blistered areas.

Uses: Relief of pruritus, pruritic eczemas, abrasions, minor burns, insect bites, pain, soreness, and discomfort due to pruritus ani, pruritus vulvae, anal fissures, and similar conditions of the skin and mucous membranes.

Usual Adult Dose for Burns - External:

Lidocaine 0.5% spray: Apply a thin film to affected area up to 3 to 4 times daily as needed

3% lotion or cream: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed

3% gel: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: A single application should not exceed 4 pumps; do not exceed 12 pumps in 24 hours

4% cream, gel, solution: Apply a thin film to affected area 3 to 4 times daily as needed

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms
Maximum dose: 5 gm per single application (approximately 6 inches of ointment squeezed from the tube); 20 gm total in any day

Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-To apply spray to face, spray in palm of hand and gently apply.
-Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw or blistered areas.

Uses: Relief of pruritus, pruritic eczemas, abrasions, minor burns, insect bites, pain, soreness, and discomfort due to pruritus ani, pruritus vulvae, anal fissures, and similar conditions of the skin and mucous membranes.

Usual Adult Dose for Hemorrhoids:

3% lotion or cream: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed

3% gel: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: A single application should not exceed 4 pumps; do not exceed 12 pumps in 24 hours

4%, 5% lotion or cream: Apply a thin film to affected area up to 6 times daily as needed

Comments:
-When practical, cleanse the affected area before applying medication.
-Gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before application of product.
-Onset of action is 3 to 5 minutes.
-Use with caution in ill, elderly, or debilitated patients who may be more sensitive to systemic effects.
-If irritation or sensitivity occurs, or infection appears, discontinue treatment and institute appropriate therapy.
-Do not use on traumatized mucosa or in the presence of secondary bacterial infection in the area of proposed application.

Uses:
-Temporary relief of local itching and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids
-Temporary relief of pain, soreness, and burning
-Relief of discomfort due to pruritus ani, and anal fissures

Usual Adult Dose for Postherpetic Neuralgia:

5% patch: Apply patch(es) to intact skin to cover the most painful area for up to 12 hours in a 24 hour period
Maximum dose: 3 patches, 12 out of 24 hours

Comments:
-Apply only to intact skin.
-May cut patches to smaller sizes with scissors prior to removal of release liner, if needed.
-Clothing may be worn over patches.
-Smaller areas of treatment are recommended in debilitated patients or patients with impaired elimination.
-If irritation or burning sensations occur, remove patches and do not reapply until irritation subsides.
-Placing heat sources (electric blankets, heating pads, etc.) over the patches is not recommended.

Use: Relief of pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hemorrhoids:

3% lotion or cream: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed.
Maximum dose: 4.3 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)

3% gel: Apply to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: A single application should not exceed 4 pumps; do not exceed 12 pumps in 24 hours

4%, 5% lotion or cream: Children 12 years and older: Apply thin film to affected area up to 6 times daily as needed

Comments:
-When practical, cleanse the affected area before applying medication.
-Gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before application of this product.
-The onset of action is 3 to 5 minutes.
-Use with caution; children may be more sensitive to systemic effects.
-Reduce dose in pediatric patients commensurate with age, body weight, and physical condition.
-Children under 10 years with normal lean body mass and development: determine maximum dose using one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g. Clark's rule).
-If irritation or sensitivity occurs, or infection appears, discontinue treatment and institute appropriate therapy.
-Do not use on traumatized mucosa or in the presence of secondary bacterial infection in the area of application.

Uses:
-Temporary relief of local itching and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids.
-Temporary relief of pain, soreness, and burning,
-Relief of discomfort due to pruritus ani, and anal fissures.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain:

Lidocaine 0.5% spray: 2 years and older: Apply thin film to affected area up to 3 to 4 times daily as needed

3% lotion or cream: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed

3% gel: Apply thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: 12 pumps in 24 hours

4% cream, gel, solution: Apply thin film to affected area 3 to 4 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms.
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)

Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-It is difficult to recommend a maximum dose of any drug for children since this varies as a function of age and weight.
-Children under ten years with normal lean body mass and development; determine the maximum dose by the applying of one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g., Clark's rule).
-To apply spray to face, spray in palm of hand and gently apply.
-Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw or blistered areas.

Uses: Relief of pruritus, pruritic eczemas, abrasions, minor burns, insect bites, pain, soreness, and discomfort due to pruritus ani, pruritus vulvae, anal fissures, and similar conditions of the skin and mucous membranes.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pruritus:

Lidocaine 0.5% spray: 2 years and older: Apply thin film to affected area up to 3 to 4 times daily as needed

3% lotion or cream: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed

3% gel: Apply thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: 12 pumps in 24 hours

4% cream, gel, solution: Apply thin film to affected area 3 to 4 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms.
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)

Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-It is difficult to recommend a maximum dose of any drug for children since this varies as a function of age and weight.
-Children under ten years with normal lean body mass and development; determine the maximum dose by the applying of one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g., Clark's rule).
-To apply spray to face, spray in palm of hand and gently apply.
-Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw or blistered areas.

Uses: Relief of pruritus, pruritic eczemas, abrasions, minor burns, insect bites, pain, soreness, and discomfort due to pruritus ani, pruritus vulvae, anal fissures, and similar conditions of the skin and mucous membranes.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Burns - External:

Lidocaine 0.5% spray: 2 years and older: Apply thin film to affected area up to 3 to 4 times daily as needed

3% lotion or cream: Apply a thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed

3% gel: Apply thin film to affected area 2 to 3 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: 12 pumps in 24 hours

4% cream, gel, solution: Apply thin film to affected area 3 to 4 times daily as needed
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms.
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)

Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-It is difficult to recommend a maximum dose of any drug for children since this varies as a function of age and weight.
-Children under ten years with normal lean body mass and development; determine the maximum dose by the applying of one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g., Clark's rule).
-To apply spray to face, spray in palm of hand and gently apply.
-Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw or blistered areas.

Uses: Relief of pruritus, pruritic eczemas, abrasions, minor burns, insect bites, pain, soreness, and discomfort due to pruritus ani, pruritus vulvae, anal fissures, and similar conditions of the skin and mucous membranes.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Anesthesia:

2% Oral solution (viscous):
Infants and children less than 3 years: One quarter teaspoon applied to area with a cotton tipped applicator no more frequently than every 3 hours
Maximum dose: 4 doses per 12 hour period
Children 3 years and older: No more than 4.5 mg/kg/dose (or 300 mg/dose), swished in the mouth and spit out no more frequently than every 3 hours
Comments:
-Do not use for teething pain.
-Adjust dose based on patients age, weight, and physical condition.
-Children under ten years with normal lean body mass and development; determine the maximum dose by the applying of one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g., Clark's rule).

Uses:
-Topical anesthesia of irritated or inflamed mucous membranes of the mouth and pharynx.
-Reducing gagging during dental x-rays and impressions

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Pediatric LTA(R) 2% spray:
For laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, and endotracheal intubation: Spray pharynx with 1 to 5 mL
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)
Comments:
-Dosage in children should be reduced, commensurate with age, body weight and physical condition.
-Children under ten years with normal lean body mass and development; determine the maximum dose by the applying of one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g., Clark's rule).

2% jelly:
Endotracheal intubation: Apply a moderate amount of jelly to the external surface of the endotracheal tube shortly before insertion
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)
Comments:
-Avoid introducing jelly into tube lumen due to possibility of inner lumen occlusion.
-Do not use the jelly to lubricate endotracheal stylettes.
-Avoid use of endotracheal tubes with dried jelly on the external surface due to lack of lubricating effect.

2%, 4%, or 5% solution: Spray on the desired area. May also be applied with cotton applicators or by instillation
Maximum Dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)
Comments:
-When spraying, transfer solution to an atomizer.
-Dosage varies and depends on the area to be anesthetized, vascularity of the tissues, individual tolerance, and technique.
-Reduce dose in children commensurate with age, body weight and physical condition.
-Children under ten years with normal lean body mass and development: determine the maximum dose by the applying of one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g., Clark's rule).

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms. Apply to the tube prior to intubation
Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-In dentistry, apply to previously dried oral mucosa; subsequent saliva removal with cotton rolls or saliva ejector minimizes dilution, permits maximum penetration, and minimizes swallowing of the drug.
-For insertion of new dentures, apply to all denture surfaces contacting mucosa; patients should consult a dentist at least every 48 hours throughout the fitting period.

Uses:
-Production of anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes of the oropharynx.
-Anesthetic lubricant for endotracheal intubation (oral and nasal).

Usual Pediatric Dose for Gastrointestinal Surgery:

2% Oral solution (viscous):
Infants and children less than 3 years: One quarter teaspoon applied to area with a cotton tipped applicator no more frequently than every 3 hours
Maximum dose: 4 doses per 12 hour period
Children 3 years and older: No more than 4.5 mg/kg/dose (or 300 mg/dose), swished in the mouth and spit out no more frequently than every 3 hours
Comments:
-Do not use for teething pain.
-Adjust dose based on patients age, weight, and physical condition.
-Children under ten years with normal lean body mass and development; determine the maximum dose by the applying of one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g., Clark's rule).

Uses:
-Topical anesthesia of irritated or inflamed mucous membranes of the mouth and pharynx.
-Reducing gagging during dental x-rays and impressions

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Pediatric LTA(R) 2% spray:
For laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, and endotracheal intubation: Spray pharynx with 1 to 5 mL
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)
Comments:
-Dosage in children should be reduced, commensurate with age, body weight and physical condition.
-Children under ten years with normal lean body mass and development; determine the maximum dose by the applying of one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g., Clark's rule).

2% jelly:
Endotracheal intubation: Apply a moderate amount of jelly to the external surface of the endotracheal tube shortly before insertion
Maximum dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)
Comments:
-Avoid introducing jelly into tube lumen due to possibility of inner lumen occlusion.
-Do not use the jelly to lubricate endotracheal stylettes.
-Avoid use of endotracheal tubes with dried jelly on the external surface due to lack of lubricating effect.

2%, 4%, or 5% solution: Spray on the desired area. May also be applied with cotton applicators or by instillation
Maximum Dose: 4.5 mg/kg (2 mg/lb)
Comments:
-When spraying, transfer solution to an atomizer.
-Dosage varies and depends on the area to be anesthetized, vascularity of the tissues, individual tolerance, and technique.
-Reduce dose in children commensurate with age, body weight and physical condition.
-Children under ten years with normal lean body mass and development: determine the maximum dose by the applying of one of the standard pediatric drug formulas (e.g., Clark's rule).

5% ointment: Apply topically for adequate control of symptoms. Apply to the tube prior to intubation
Comments:
-Adjust dose based on patient's age, weight, and physical condition.
-In dentistry, apply to previously dried oral mucosa; subsequent saliva removal with cotton rolls or saliva ejector minimizes dilution, permits maximum penetration, and minimizes swallowing of the drug.
-For insertion of new dentures, apply to all denture surfaces contacting mucosa; patients should consult a dentist at least every 48 hours throughout the fitting period.

Uses:
-Production of anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes of the oropharynx.
-Anesthetic lubricant for endotracheal intubation (oral and nasal).

Usual Pediatric Dose for Local Anesthesia:

0.5% powder injection system:
Ages 3 to 18 years: Apply one 0.5 mg lidocaine topical to the site of intact skin planned for venipuncture or peripheral intravenous cannulation, 1 to 3 minutes prior to needle insertion

Comments:
-Perform procedure within 10 minutes after administration.
-Use only on intact skin.
-Perform procedure within 10 minutes after administration.
-One additional application at a new location may be used after a failed attempt at venous access.
-Multiple administrations at the same location are not recommended.

Use: Topical anesthesia prior to venipuncture or peripheral intravenous cannulation in children ages 3 to 18.

What other drugs will affect lidocaine viscous?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied lidocaine viscous. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about lidocaine viscous.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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