Lidocaine Viscous Side Effects

Generic Name: lidocaine topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug lidocaine topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Lidocaine Viscous.

It is possible that some side effects of Lidocaine Viscous may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to lidocaine topical: topical application aerosol liquid, topical application cream, topical application dressing, topical application foam, topical application gel/jelly, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application pad, topical application patch extended release, topical application powder, topical application solution, topical application spray

Along with its needed effects, lidocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Lidocaine Viscous) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking lidocaine topical:

Incidence not known
  • Blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • cold, clammy, or pale skin
  • confusion
  • cough
  • difficult or troubled breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • false or unusual sense of well-being
  • fast heartbeat
  • fear
  • hives or welts
  • irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  • itching
  • lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • mood or mental changes
  • nervousness
  • no blood pressure or pulse
  • pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • redness of the skin
  • seizures
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • sleepiness
  • slow heart rate
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • stopping of heart
  • swelling
  • tightness in the chest
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • twitching
  • unconsciousness
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weakness
  • wheezing

Some side effects of lidocaine topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Cold or numbness
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • double vision
  • hearing loss
  • heat sensation

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to lidocaine topical: intradermal device, mucous membrane solution, mucous membrane spray, topical cream, topical film, topical gel, topical gel with applicator, topical kit, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical solution, topical spray, topical stick

Local

Local side effects associated with lidocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Lidocaine Viscous) patch have included erythema, edema, bruising, papules, vesicles, discoloration, depigmentation, burning sensation, pruritus, dermatitis, petechiae, blisters, exfoliation, skin irritation, and locus of abnormal sensation.

Local side effects associated with other forms of lidocaine topical have included erythema, edema, and locus of abnormal sensation.

Local side effects reported with the use of lidocaine topical patch were generally experienced during or immediately following treatment. The reactions were generally reported as transient and mild, and appeared to resolve spontaneously within a few minutes to a few hours.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions associated with systemic lidocaine have rarely included urticaria, angioedema, bronchospasm, laryngospasm, dermatitis, pruritus, dyspnea, and shock.

Other

Other side effects associated with lidocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Lidocaine Viscous) patch have included asthenia, tinnitus, tremor, and flushing. Causality has not been established.

Nervous system

Systemic lidocaine can exhibit CNS excitation and/or depression. Excitatory CNS effects may occur briefly or not at all. Drowsiness may be an early clinical symptom of high lidocaine serum levels.

Nervous system side effects associated with lidocaine topical patch have included paresthesia, hyperesthesia, hypoesthesia, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, nervousness, somnolence, disorientation, and confusion. Causality has not been established.

Nervous system side effects associated with systemic lidocaine have included lightheadedness, nervousness, apprehension, euphoria, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, tinnitus, blurred or double vision, vomiting, sensations of heat, cold, or numbness, twitching, tremors, convulsions, unconsciousness, respiratory depression, and respiratory arrest.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects associated with lidocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Lidocaine Viscous) patch have included metallic taste, taste alteration, nausea, and vomiting. Causality has not been established.

Ocular

Ocular side effects associated with lidocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Lidocaine Viscous) patch have included visual disturbances and blurred vision. Causality has not been established.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects associated with systemic lidocaine have included bradycardia, hypotension, and cardiovascular collapse leading to possible cardiac arrest.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included occlusion of the endotracheal tube. This effect is typically the result of the presence of dried lidocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Lidocaine Viscous) jelly residue in the inner lumen of the tube.

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