Generic Name: lidocaine injection (LYE doe kane)
Brand Name: Anestacaine, UAD Caine, Xylocaine HCl, Xylocaine-MPF
What is UAD Caine (lidocaine injection)?
Lidocaine injection is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.
Lidocaine injection is used to numb an area of your body to help reduce pain or discomfort caused by invasive medical procedures such as surgery, needle punctures, or insertion of a catheter or breathing tube.
Lidocaine injection is also given in an epidural (spinal block) to reduce the discomfort of contractions during labor.
Lidocaine injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about UAD Caine (lidocaine injection)?
You should not receive this medicine if you have severe heart block, or a heart rhythm disorder called Stokes- Adams syndrome or Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving UAD Caine (lidocaine injection)?
You should not receive this medicine if you are allergic to lidocaine injection or any other type of numbing medicine, or if you have:
severe heart block;
a heart rhythm disorder called Stokes- Adams syndrome (sudden slow heart beats that can cause you to faint); or
a heart rhythm disorder called Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (sudden fast heartbeats that can cause you to faint or become easily tired).
To make sure lidocaine injection is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
an allergy to corn products;
heart disease (unless you are being treated with lidocaine injection for a heart condition);
coronary artery disease, circulation problems;
a history of malignant hyperthermia; or
if you take propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran).
FDA pregnancy category B. Lidocaine injection is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether lidocaine injection passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is lidocaine injection given?
Lidocaine injection is injected into a vein through an IV. When used as a numbing medicine, lidocaine injection is injected through the skin directly into the body area to be numbed.
Your breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely while you are receiving lidocaine injection in a hospital setting.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since lidocaine injection is used only when needed, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, confusion, nervousness, ringing in your ears, blurred vision, feeling hot or cold, numbness, muscle twitches, uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), slowed breathing, or respiratory failure (breathing stops).
What should I avoid after receiving UAD Caine (lidocaine injection)?
Lidocaine injection can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Unless absolutely necessary, do not drive after receiving this medicine.
Avoid eating or chewing within 1 hour after lidocaine injection is used to numb your mouth or throat. You may have trouble swallowing which could lead to choking. You may also accidentally bite the inside of your mouth if you are still numb an hour after treatment with lidocaine injection.
UAD Caine (lidocaine injection) side effects
Tell your caregiver right away if you have:
twitching, tremors, seizure (convulsions);
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
slow heart rate, weak pulse, weak or shallow breathing;
blue appearance of the skin; or
severe anxiety, unusual fear or uneasy feeling.
Common side effects may include:
feeling hot or cold;
ringing in your ears, blurred vision, double vision; or
numbness in places where the medicine is accidentally applied.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
What other drugs will affect UAD Caine (lidocaine injection)?
Other drugs may interact with lidocaine injection, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
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Where can I get more information?
- Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about lidocaine injection.
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