Xylocaine medicine, in the form of an ointment, acts as a local anesthetic.
When to use it
Xylocaine 2% is a local anesthetic (anesthetic of the amide group). Xylocaine 2% can be used:- To calm the pain caused by abrasions, hemorrhoids, nipples painful, acute shingles, inoperable affections of the anus, rectum, etc.- In application on the skin and mucous membranes before diagnostic and therapeutic interventionspainful.
Like all medicines, Xylocaine 2% can cause side effects, although they do notnot always occur in everyone.Adverse effects of Xylocaine 2% are rare and are most often the result of overdose.or too rapid absorption:- Central nervous system: excitement and / or depression characterized by nervousness, dizziness,vision disturbances and tremors, followed by drowsiness, seizures,loss of consciousness and, in some cases, respiratory arrest.- Cardiovascular system: low blood pressure, depression of the heart muscle,slow heartbeat, and in some cases heart failure. The main onesrisk groups are very sensitive individuals, patients with poor liver functiondisturbed, acidosis (acidification of the blood) and epilepsy.- In rare cases, reactions are observed following hypersensitivity, hypersensitivity congenital or decreased tolerance on the part of the patient.- In rare cases (<0.1%), allergic reactions, such as skin rashes,urticaria and edema (in the most severe cases: anaphylactic shock), have been observed during the use of local anesthetics. If you get any of the side effects listed as serious, or if you get any side effects notmentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
What Xylocaine 2% contains- The active substance is lidocaine. 1 g of ointment contains 50 mg of lidocaine.- The other ingredients are: propylene glycol, macrogol 1500, macrogol 3350 and purified water.
What does Xylocaine 2% look like and what’s in the package? 1 tube of Xylocaine 2% contains 30g of ointment.
Never use Xylocaine 2%
– If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to anesthetics of the same group (anesthetics ofamide group) or any of the other ingredients of Xylocaine 2%.- On infected wounds.
Take special care with Xylocaine 2%
– The dose should be adjusted in children over 12 years old and weighing less than 25 kg. Dosesare adapted to their weight and physical condition.
– The absorption of Xylocaine in injured surfaces and through the mucous membranes is relatively high,especially at the pulmonary level (bronchial tree). Xylocaine 2% should therefore be administered withcaution in patients with lesions of the mucous membranes.
– Some patients should be placed under close surveillance:
– Patients treated with medicines for irregular heartbeats (antiarrhythmicsclass III (e.g. amiodarone)).- Exhausted or seriously ill patients, patients suffering from septicemia,severe hepatic or heart failure.-
If Xylocaine 2% is used to produce throat anesthesia, it is better not to do anythingeat and drink nothing until the anesthesia has worn off. Otherwise, there is a risk of swallowingthrough or biting your tongue.
– If you are still taking other medicines, please also read the section ‘Using other medicinesdrugs ”.Please consult your doctor if any of the above warnings apply toyou, or if it has been in the past.Use of other drugsIf you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without prescription, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
– Caution is advised if you use this medicine with other local anesthetics orsubstances similar in structure to local anesthetics, since the risk of intoxication exists withhigh doses of Xylocaine 2%.
– Caution is advised if you are using certain local anesthetics (lidocaine) and drugs for cardiac arrhythmias (class III antiarrhythmics (eg.amiodarone)).- Certain medicines for heartburn or high blood pressure (e.g.cimetidine, propranolol and nadolol) can be used provided that treatment with lidocaine is short-lived and you do not exceed the recommended doses.
Food and drinksIf Xylocaine 5% is used to produce throat anesthesia, it is better not to eat anything anddo not drink anything until the anesthesia has worn off. Otherwise there is a risk of swallowing askew orbite the tongue.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
If you are pregnant, you should always be extra careful while taking medication. Therehas no indication that the use of Xylocaine 5% would be harmful during pregnancy.
Feeding with milk
One of the active substances in this medicine, lidocaine, passes into breast milk.It is unlikely that this could have any influence on the infant.Wash the nipple well to remove the ointment before the next breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Local anesthetics may slightly affect mental function and temporarily impairlocomotion and coordination. This effect depends on the dose. This must be taken into account for the conduct ofvehicles and the use of machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Xylocaine 2%Not applicable.