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Lidocaine HCl 2% and Epinephrine Injection USP (Canada)

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Lidocaine HCl 2% and Epinephrine Injection USP

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Bimeda-MTC

DIN 00141984

Veterinary Use Only

Sterile

Lidocaine HCl 2% and Epinephrine Injection USP Indications

A local anaesthetic used in infiltration, nerve block and epidural anaesthesia in dogs, cats, cattle, horses and sheep.

Active Ingredients

Lidocaine Hydrochloride

20 mg/mL

Epinephrine

0.01 mg/mL

Preservative:

Methylparaben

0.1 % w/v

Pharmacology

A fast-acting local anaesthetic that produces approximately twice the area of anaesthesia produced by equal concentrations of procaine. Lidocaine hydrochloride is the 2-(diethylamino)-2’,6’-acetoxylidide monohydrochloride. Epinephrine is added to prolong the duration of anaesthesia and to reduce systemic absorption.

Dosage and Administration

NOTE: The lowest possible concentration and dose should always be used. Inject slowly. Do not inject intravenously. Infiltration anaesthesia may be obtained by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. The following dosages are given for 2% lidocaine hydrochloride and epinephrine:

Horse:

Volar nerve block

5 - 10 mL

Low epidural (erect animal)

5 - 12 mL

Infiltration

2 - 50 mL

Cattle:

Low epidural (erect animal)

5 mL

N. Cornualis block (dehorning)

20 mL

Paravertebral (at each site)

10 - 15 mL

(for last thoracic)

20 mL

Infiltration

5 - 100 mL

Calf:

Epidural

3 - 10 mL

Sheep:

Epidural

3 - 7 mL

Infiltration

2 - 50 mL

Dog:

Epidural

2 - 10 mL

Brachial Plexus Block (average sized dog)

10 mL

Infiltration

2 - 10 mL

Cat:

Epidural

0.5 - 2 mL

Infiltration

0.5 - 4 mL

TOXICITY AND CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Epidural anaesthesia is contraindicated in dogs which are highly disturbed, due to the danger of shock. Use should be confined to calm animals. The degree of toxicity depends upon the vascularization of the area.

Signs of toxicity include: loss of consciousness, drop in blood pressure and respiratory collapse. Spasm of certain muscle groups or convulsions may also occur. Treatment for toxicity is as follows: lowered head, artificial respiration, oxygen and I.V. pressor agents. Convulsions and spasm are controlled by means of small amounts of I.V. ultra short-acting barbiturates.

Lidocaine HCl 2% and Epinephrine Injection USP Caution

Avoid intravascular injection. Transient drowsiness may occur in animals receiving large doses of lidocaine and overdosage may result in more serious adverse reactions. Spinal anaesthesia in dogs may predispose them to shock. Injections should be made immediately after withdrawal from the bottle, since the product may react with the metallic components of the syringe.

Warnings

Treated animals must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 5 days after the latest treatment with this drug. Milk taken from treated animals during treatment and within 96 hours after the latest treatment must not be used in food.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 15°C-30°C and protect from light. Keep from freezing. If the solution is left in direct sunlight or exposed to high temperatures for a long time, the epinephrine may oxidize and turn the solution pink. If so, discard the solution.

Manufactured by: Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc., Cambridge, ON N3C 2W4

www.bimeda.com

100 mL

8LID024B Rev. 06/12

250 mL

8LID028B Rev. 06/12

NAC No.: 11940435

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