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Cocaine Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 4%; 10%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Local Anesthesia

Local (topical) anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes of the oral, laryngeal and nasal cavities:

Dosage varies and depends upon the area to be anesthetized, vascularity of the tissues, individual tolerance, and the technique of anesthesia. The lowest dosage needed to provide effective anesthesia should be administered, not to exceed 1 mg/kg. Topical cocaine may be administered by means of cotton applicators or packs, installed into a cavity, or as a spray.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Local Anesthesia

Local (topical) anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes of the oral, laryngeal and nasal cavities:

Dosage varies and depends upon the area to be anesthetized, vascularity of the tissues, individual tolerance, and the technique of anesthesia. The lowest dosage needed to provide effective anesthesia should be administered, not to exceed 1 mg/kg. Topical cocaine may be administered by means of cotton applicators or packs, installed into a cavity, or as a spray

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dose Adjustments

Dosages should be reduced for children and elderly or debilitated patients.

Precautions

Cocaine topical is not for ophthalmic or injectable use.

Cocaine topical should only be used by clinicians well versed in the potential toxicities that may occur with local anesthetics and the management of those toxicities. Adequate oxygen, resuscitative equipment, emergency drugs, and personnel resources should be immediately available prior to the administration of any local anesthetic.

Caution should be used in patients with severely traumatized mucosa and sepsis in the area of proposed application.

Dialysis

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Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.