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ESCOT 0.5%/0.3% CREAM

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Composition for ESCOT

Lidocaine Topical(0.5%),Nifedipine Topical(0.3%)

food interaction for ESCOT

alcohol interaction for ESCOT

pregnancy interaction for ESCOT

lactation interaction for ESCOT

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Escot 0.5%/0.3% cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Escot 0.5%/0.3% cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Lidocaine Topical(0.5%)


Lidocaine topical is used for temporary relief of pain caused by recurrent mouth ulcers, denture irritation, anal or rectal problems. It is also used before minor surgeries as local anesthetic. 

How it works

Lidocaine belongs to a class of medications called as local anesthetics. It works by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body.

Common side effects

Abnormal sensation, Application site swelling, Skin redness
Nifedipine Topical(0.3%)


Nifedipine topical is used in combination with other drugs to treat chronic anal fissures (small tear in the thin, moist tissue that lines the anus, which cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements), anal sphincter spasms, painful hemorrhoids (pain associated with blood clots or piles) and pelvic floor spasms (contraction of pelvic floor muscles).

How it works

Nifedipine belongs to a class of medications called as calcium channel blockers. When used in combination with a nitrate, the ointment relaxes the smooth muscle around the anus and promotes blood flow; thereby it facilitates to heal the tear (fissure) in addition to reducing pain and spasms.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nervousness, Allergic reaction, Itching, Dizziness, Headache, Lightheadedness


No substitutes found

Expert advice for ESCOT

  • Avoid using higher quantity of lidocaine than recommended as this can cause serious side effects.
  • Do not apply lidocaine on open wounds or damaged areas (especially in mouth).
  • Consult your doctor before using lidocaine in children < 12 years age. 
  • Tell your doctor if you experience irritation or if any infection appears at the site of application.
  • Lidocaine is only meant to be applied on the affected area and should not be consumed orally or instilled into eyes.
  • In case of accidental direct contact with your eyes, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek medical attention if any irritation persists.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to lidocaine hydrochloride, tetracaine, any other local anesthetics or any of its ingredients. 
  • Do not use if you have porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that severely affects skin and other organs).

Frequently asked questions for ESCOT

Lidocaine Topical

 Q. Are lidocaine, lignocaine, and xylocaine the same things?
Yes. These are all the other names local anesthetic, lidocaine. Lidocaine acts by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body. 
Q. Is lidocaine an opiate/ narcotic/ steroid drug/ omega 3/ nitrates/ cholesterol/ contain codeine/ sulpha?
No. Lidocaine (Lox) is an amide type local anesthetic used to relieve pain. It is not an opiate narcotic, steroid, omega 3, nitrates and cholesterol. It does not contain codeine or sulpha.
Q. Is lidocaine and Lox2 safe?
Lidocaine (also available as Lox2) is safe if used in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is lidocaine available over the counter?
No. It is available only by prescription given by your doctor.

Nifedipine Topical

 Q. Is nifedipine topical a nitrate/beta-blocker/ACE inhibitor/tocolytic?
No. Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker.
Q. Does nifedipine cause migraine/constipation/insomnia/bradycardia/cough/weight gain/urination/changes in heart rate?
Nifedipine topical may cause migraine, flushing, dizziness, nervousness, nausea, and vomiting. There is no evidence of nifedipine causing cough or weight changes. If you notice such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Top Medicines Prescribed with ESCOT 0.5%/0.3% CREAM


Content on this page was last updated on 03 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)