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Lidocaine Neat (Canada)

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Lidocaine Neat

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Zoetis

Lidocaine HCl Injection USP 2%

DIN 00712884


Veterinary Use Only

Sterile aqueous solution for injection

Active Ingredients

Lidocaine HCl, USP

20 mg/mL



0.15% w/v

INDICATIONS AND DESCRIPTION: LIDOCAINE NEAT is a local anesthetic agent which can be used for infiltration or conduction (nerve blocking) anesthesia. It is twice as potent as procaine hydrochloride and produces more prompt, longer lasting and more extensive anesthesia than the latter preparation.

Dosage and Administration

When LIDOCAINE NEAT is used for infiltration anesthesia, as small a volume as possible should be used. The anesthetic should be injected into the skin and deeper tissues but not at the site of the operation because of the possible delay in healing. Administer the injection slowly.


Infiltration Anesthesia - 2 to 50 mL. Subcutaneously or Intramuscularly. For suturing wounds, minor surgery and therapeutic cautery.

Regional Nerve Blocks:

Infra Orbital Nerve Block - 8 to 12 mL. For surgery of the upper lips and nostrils, trephining of the maxillary sinuses and extracting upper incisor and cheek teeth.

Mandibular Nerve Block - 10 to 20 mL. For surgery of the lower lip, mandible and lower molar and incisor teeth.

Median and Ulnar Nerve Block - 15 to 20 mL. For surgery distal to the carpus and for diagnosis of lameness.

Volar and Plantar Nerve Blocks - 5 to 10 mL. For surgery of the extremities of the feet and the diagnosis of lameness.

Posterior Digital Nerve Block - 3 to 5 mL. For diagnosis of navicular disease.

Epidural Block (Standing Animal) - 4 to 10 mL. For surgery of the tail, anus and rectum, vulva, vagina and perineum. Anesthesia of the hind legs and lower abdomen can also be achieved with larger epidural injections. For such operations the animal must be cast.


Infiltration Anesthesia - 5 to 100 mL. Subcutaneously or Intramuscularly. For major surgery and suturing wounds.

Regional Nerve Blocks:

Cornual Nerve Block - 10 to 15 mL. For dehorning of bulls.

Epidural Block (Standing Animal) - 4 to 8 mL. For surgery of the tail, anus, rectum, vulva, vagina and perineum; relaxation of the penis; counteracting excessive straining during replacement of the prolapsed uterus or vagina; removal of urethral calculi in feedlot steers.

Paravertebral Block - 50 to 80 mL. For Laparotomy.

Calves And Sheep

Epidural Block - 3 to 10 mL.


Infiltration Anesthesia - 60 to 80 mL. For Laparotomy.


Local infiltration for minor surgery and suturing wounds - 2 to 10 mL.

Tail Amputation - 0.5 to 5 mL.


Local subcutaneous infiltration for minor surgery - 0.5 to 4 mL.


Epidural anesthesia is contraindicated in dogs which are highly distressed, due to the danger of shock. Use should be restricted to calm animals. Use with extreme care in animals with severe shock, heart block, neurological diseases, spinal deformities, septicemia and severe hypotension or hypertension. Avoid injection at the actual surgery site since it may delay healing. Do not inject into areas of sepsis.

CAUTIONS: Transient drowsiness may occur in animals receiving large doses of LIDOCAINE NEAT. Do not administer intravenously. Convulsions and shock may occur in sensitive animals if large doses of the drug are given intravenously (inadvertently) or intrathecally. This may be treated by injecting a short acting barbiturate intravenously to control central nervous system stimulation and immediately administering artificial respiration or oxygen.


Treated animals must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 5 days after the latest treatment with this drug.

This drug is not to be administered to horses that are to be slaughtered for use in food.

Milk taken from treated animals during treatment and within 96 hours after the latest treatment must not be used as food.

Keep out of reach of children.

NOTES: LIDOCAINE NEAT is acidic and can react chemically with the metallic parts of syringes. Injections should therefore be made immediately after withdrawal from the bottle.


Store between 15 and 30°C.

Zoetis is a trademark of Zoetis or its licensors, used under license by Zoetis Canada Inc.

Zoetis Canada Inc., Kirkland QC H9H 4M7




100 mL




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