Lidocaine and Benzalkonium
Generic Name: Lidocaine and Benzalkonium (LYE doe kane & BEN zal KOE nee um)
Brand Name: A + D Cracked Skin Relief, Bactine, First Aid Antiseptic, GNP Mercuroclear, Medi-First/Lidocaine, ...show all 7 brand names.SM First Aid Antiseptic, TGT First Aid Cleansing
Medically reviewed on Sep 5, 2018
Uses of Lidocaine and Benzalkonium:
- It is used to prevent skin infections.
- It is used to ease pain from skin irritations.
- It is used to treat minor cuts, scrapes, or burns.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Lidocaine and Benzalkonium?
- If you have an allergy to lidocaine, benzalkonium, or any other part of lidocaine and benzalkonium.
- If you have a very bad burn or cut.
- If you have an animal bite or a deep puncture wound.
- If a large area needs to be treated.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take lidocaine and benzalkonium with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Lidocaine and Benzalkonium?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take lidocaine and benzalkonium. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If signs get worse or last for more than 7 days, talk with the doctor.
- Do not use large amounts of lidocaine and benzalkonium. Do not use over a large area, raw skin, or blisters. Talk with the doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before giving lidocaine and benzalkonium to a child younger than 2 years of age.
- This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If lidocaine and benzalkonium is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using lidocaine and benzalkonium while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Lidocaine and Benzalkonium) best taken?
Use lidocaine and benzalkonium as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not take lidocaine and benzalkonium by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put on affected skin and let dry.
- The treatment area may be covered with a dressing.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Signs or symptoms of infection.
What are some other side effects of Lidocaine and Benzalkonium?
- All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Lidocaine and Benzalkonium?
- Store at room temperature.
- Do not freeze.
- Protect from heat.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about lidocaine and benzalkonium, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.