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LIDOCAINE INJECTION BP WITH PRESERVATIVE 2%.

Active substance: LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Patient Information Leaflet

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Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2%
Lidocaine Hydrochloride

Important information about your medicine
Your doctor or nurse will give you the injection
► If this injection causes you any problems talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist
► Please tell your doctor or pharmacist, if you have any other medical conditions or have an allergy to
any of the ingredients of this medicine
► Please tell your doctor or pharmacist, if you are taking any other medicines


• Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because
it contains important information for you. 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, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even
if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet
1 What Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2% is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2%
3. How to use Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2%
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2%
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Lidocaine Injection with Preservative
2% is and what it is used for

• if you have inflammation or infection in the
area to be injected.

Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2% 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.

Other medicines and Lidocaine Injection
with Preservative 2%:

2. What you need to know before you use
Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2%
Do NOT use Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 2%:
• 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.
• if you 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.

Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are
taking, have recently taken or might take 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
2%:
• 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, e.g. 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. (e.g.
Amiodarone, mexiletine)
• Anti-psychotics - medicines used to treat
certain psychiatric conditions (e.g. Pimozide,
sertindole)
• Muscle relaxants, (e.g. Suxamethonium) .

Warnings and precautions

Pregnancy and breast feeding:

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
before using Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 2%:
• if you suffer from Porphyria - a disorder of the

Driving and using machines:









blood. Tell your doctor if you have any blood
disorders.
if you suffer from a heart or a breathing
disorder.
if you have kidney or liver disease.
if you are feeling unwell or run down for any
reason.
if you suffer from epilepsy or have fits.
if you have myasthenia gravis (a condition
causing weakness of your muscles).
if you are in shock.
if you have a blood disorder or an
imbalance in the constituents of your
blood.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.
Depending on where and how Lidocaine Injection
with Preservative 2% 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 2%.

3. How to use Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 2%
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.

your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

If you use more Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 2% than you should

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse: This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow

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, or you begin to experience
lightheadedness, numbness of your tongue
or a ringing in your ears you must tell the person
giving you the injection immediately.
Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2% 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 2% 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:
• 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).

Eye disorders:
• Blurred or double vision.
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:

• 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.

Blood disorders

may
experience
a
blueish
discolouration to your skin, a headache,

• You

breathlessness and fatigue as a result of
abnormal amounts of methaemoglobin (a form
of haemoglobin) in your blood

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

Reporting of side effects

Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/
yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this
medicine.

5. How to store Lidocaine Injection with
Preservative 2%
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of
children.
Your injection will be stored between 10°C and
25°C and protected from light.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
which is stated on the label and carton after “Exp.
date”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What
Lidocaine
Injection
Preservative 2% contains:

with

The active substance is lidocaine hydrochloride.
In Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2% each
1 ml of solution contains 20 mg of lidocaine
hydrochloride in a sterile solution for injection.
The other ingredients are sodium chloride,
water for injections and the preservatives
methylhydroxybenzoate
(E218)
and
propylhydroxybenzoate (E216).

What
Lidocaine
Injection
with
Preservative 2% looks like and contents
of the pack:
Lidocaine Injection with Preservative 2% is a
clear, colourless, sterile and isotonic solution in
20 and 50 ml clear glass vials. Not all vial sizes
may be marketed.
The marketing authorisation number of this
medicine is: PL 01502/ 0036

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
hameln pharmaceuticals ltd
Gloucester
United Kingdom

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 March 2015
44179/14/15

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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