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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Lidocaine (lidocaine topical) is a member of the following drug classes: group I antiarrhythmics, local injectable anesthetics and is used to treat Anesthesia, Arrhythmia, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Costochondritis, Ventricular Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Anesthetic, local

Antiarrhythmic agent, class Ib

Chemical Names

2-Dietylamino-N-(2,6-dimetylphenyl)acetamid (IUPAC)

2-Dietylamino-2',6'-acetoxylidide (WHO)

Acetamide, 2-(dietylamino)-N-(2,6-dimetylphenyl)-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Lidocaina (OS: DCIT)
  • Lidocaine (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • Lidocaïne (OS: DCF)
  • Lignocaine (IS)
  • Solcain (IS)
  • Lidocain (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lidocaine (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Lidocaïne (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lidocainum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Lidocaine HCl (IS)
  • Lidocaine hydrochloride anhydrous (IS)
  • Lidocaini hydrochloridum anhydricum (IS)
  • Lignocaine Hydrochloride (IS)
  • Lignocainium chloratum (IS)
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Lidocaini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Int. 7)
  • Lidocaïne (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2018)
  • Lidocaine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lidocainhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lidocaini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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