LIDOCAINE INJECTION BP WITH PRESERVATIVE 1%

Active substance: LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Patient Information Leaflet

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Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 1%
Important information about your medicine
Your doctor or nurse will give you the injection
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• Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine. In some circumstances this may
not be possible and this leaflet will be kept in a safe place should you wish to read it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or your pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you personally and you should not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.

Where to find information in this leaflet
1. What Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 1% is and what it is used for
2. Before you are given Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 1%
3. How to use Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 1%
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 1%
6. Further information

1. What Lidocaine Injection with Preservative
1% is and what it is used for
Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 1% is a local
anaesthetic and is used to produce local anaesthesia
(numb a specific area) and stop pain being felt in
the area of the body where it is administered.

2. Before you are given Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 1%
You should NOT be given Lidocaine Injection
with Preservative 1% if you:
• Are
sensitive
or
allergic
to
Lidocaine
Hydrochloride
or
any
of
the
preservatives (methylhydroxybenzoate and
propylhydroxybenzoate) or other ingredients in this
injection. The preservatives are often known just as
benzoates or hydroxyl-benzoates. (see also section
4. “Possible side effects” for further information)
Tell your doctor if you ever had an allergic or bad
reaction, for example, skin rash or breathlessness,
to any local anaesthetic medicines or to any
preservatives.
• Have certain heart disorders. Tell your doctor if you
have any heart problems particularly where your
heart may pump blood less efficiently, may beat
irregularly, or may beat more slowly.

Please tell your doctor or nurse before being
given the injection if you:
• suffer from Porphyria - a disorder of the blood. Tell
your doctor if you have any blood disorders.
• suffer from a heart or a breathing disorder.
• have kidney or liver disease.
• are feeling unwell or run down for any reason.
• suffer from epilepsy or have fits.
• have myasthenia gravis (a condition causing
weakness of your muscles).
• are in shock.

• have a blood disorder or an imbalance in the
constituents of your blood.
• have inflammation or infection in the area to
be injected.

Using other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking or
have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription. This is
especially important with the following medicines as
they may interact with your Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 1%:
• Acetazolamide (used to reduce pressure within
the eye).
• Cimetidine (for stomach ulcer or heartburn).
• Dolasetron (used to prevent / treat nausea and
vomiting).
• Quinupristin and dalfopristin (antibiotics)
• Beta-blockers,
for
example
propranolol,
(for angina, high blood pressure or other heart
problems).
• Diuretics (water tablets).
• Anti-virals - medicines used to treat infections
caused by viruses (e.g. HIV).
• Anti-arrhythmics - medicines used to regulate
the rhythm of your heart.
• Anti-psychotics - medicines used to treat certain
psychiatric conditions (e.g. Schizophrenia).
• Muscle relaxants, (e.g. Suxamethonium).

Pregnancy or breast feeding:
Please tell your doctor or nurse before being
given this injection if you are pregnant or breast
feeding. The doctor will then decide if the injection
is suitable for you.

Driving and using machines:
Depending on where and how Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 1% is used, it may affect your ability to

drive or operate machinery. Ask your doctor about
when it would be safe to drive or operate machines.
You should not drive or use machinery if you are
affected by the administration of Lidocaine Injection
with Preservative 1%.

3. How to use Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 1%
Your nurse or doctor will give you the
injection.
Your doctor will decide the correct dosage for you
and how and when the injection will be given.
Since the injection will be given to you by a doctor or
nurse, it is unlikely that you will be given too much.
If you think you have been given too much,
you must tell the person giving you the injection.
Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 1% is only
intended to be given by injection under your skin
(subcutaneously or SC).

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 1% can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

Allergic reactions:
• Allergic reactions to lidocaine hydrochloride are
rare, but tell your doctor immediately if you get any
difficulty with your breathing, a rash or itchy
skin.
• The preservatives (see section 6. “Further
information”) used in this injection may cause
allergic reactions (possibly delayed) and very rarely
bronchospasm (your breathing may stop).

Nervous and psychiatric disorders:

For patients going home before the
numbness or loss of feeling caused by a
local anaesthetic wears off:
• During the time that the injected area feels numb,
serious injury can occur without your knowing
about it. Be especially careful to avoid injury until
the anaesthetic wears off or feeling returns to the
area.
If you think this injection is causing you any
problems, or you are at all worried, talk to your
doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

5. Storing Lidocaine Injection with Preservative
1%
Your injection will be stored between 10°C and 25°C
and protected from light. The nurse or doctor will
check that the injection is not past its expiry date
before giving you the injection.

6. Further information
What Lidocaine Injection with Preservative
1% contains:
This injection contains the active ingredient
lidocaine hydrochloride. This is the new name
for lignocaine hydrochloride. The ingredient itself
has not changed. Each 1 ml of solution contains
10 mg of lidocaine hydrochloride in a sterile solution
for injection.
This injection contains the following inactive
ingredients: Sodium chloride, water for injections
and the preservatives methylhydroxybenzoate (E218)
and propylhydroxybenzoate (E216).

What Lidocaine Injection with Preservative
1% looks like and contents of the pack:

• Dizziness or lightheadedness, drowsiness,
tremor, confusion, your tongue going numb
- sometimes these symptoms may indicate that you
have been given too much lidocaine.
• Convulsions (seizures).

Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 1% is a clear,
colourless, sterile and isotonic solution in 20 and 50 ml
clear glass vials. Not all vial sizes may be marketed.

Eye disorders:

Marketing Authorisation Holder:

• Blurred or double vision.

hameln pharmaceuticals ltd
Gloucester
United Kingdom

Ear disorders:
• Tinnitus (a ringing in your ears).
• Hyperacusis (you are more sensitive to everyday
sounds).

Heart disorders:
• Increased or decreased blood pressure.
• Slowing and stopping of your heart.
• Changes in the rhythm of your heart.

Breathing disorders:

The marketing authorisation number of this medicine
is: PL 01502/ 0035

Manufacturer:
hameln pharmaceuticals gmbh
Langes Feld 13
31789 Hameln
Germany

For any information about this medicine,
please contact the Marketing Authorisation
Holder
This leaflet was last approved December 2007

• You may find it more difficult to breathe or your
breathing may stop.

Gastrointestinal disorders:
• Nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick).

Skin disorders:
• Rash, itching and swelling of the face.
• Pain, inflammation or numbness at the site of
injection after the effects of the injection should have
worn off.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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