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Lidocaine topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Lidocaine topical is also known as: Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine, AneCream, Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Creme, Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Patch, Astero, Bactine, Ela-Max, LTA Preattached 360 Kit, Lido-K, LidoRx, Lidocaine Viscous, Lidocream, Lidoderm, Lidopin, Lidovex, RectiCare, Solarcaine Burn Relief, Topicaine, Uro-Jet, Xylocaine 10% Oral, Xylocaine Jelly, Xylocaine Topical, Xylocaine Viscous, ZTlido, Zensa

Medically reviewed on June 25, 2018

Lidocaine topical Pregnancy Warnings

Use is not recommended unless clearly needed.

AU TGA pregnancy category: A
US FDA pregnancy category: B

Comment: Medical supervision is recommended during pregnancy.

This drug crosses the placenta. Animal studies did not show evidence of harm to the fetus. There are no adequate or well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

AU TGA pregnancy category A: Drugs which have been taken by a large number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age without any proven increase in the frequency of malformations or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the fetus having been observed.

US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

See references

Lidocaine topical Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Yes

Comments: Medical supervision is recommended during breastfeeding.

This drug is excreted in human milk; the milk to plasma ratio is 0.4.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. LMX 4 (lidocaine topical)." Ferndale Laboratories Inc, Ferndale, MI.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Zingo (lidocaine topical)." Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Schaumberg, IL.
  4. "Product Information. Lidoderm (lidocaine topical)." Endo Laboratories LLC, Chaddsford, PA.
  5. "Product Information. Xylocaine 2% jelly (lidocaine topical)" Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE.
  6. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  7. "Product Information. Lida Mantle (lidocaine topical)." Bradley Pharmaceuticals Inc, Fairfield, NJ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. LMX 4 (lidocaine topical)." Ferndale Laboratories Inc, Ferndale, MI.
  2. "Product Information. Zingo (lidocaine topical)." Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Schaumberg, IL.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  4. "Product Information. Lidoderm (lidocaine topical)." Endo Laboratories LLC, Chaddsford, PA.
  5. "Product Information. Xylocaine 2% jelly (lidocaine topical)" Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE.
  6. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  7. "Product Information. Lida Mantle (lidocaine topical)." Bradley Pharmaceuticals Inc, Fairfield, NJ.

Further information

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

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