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GESICAIN 5% OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 29.76 for 1 tube(s) (10 GM ointment each)
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Composition for GESICAIN

Lidocaine Topical(5%)

food interaction for GESICAIN

alcohol interaction for GESICAIN

pregnancy interaction for GESICAIN

lactation interaction for GESICAIN

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alcohol
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No interaction found
No interaction found
Gesicain 5% ointment is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Gesicain 5% ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for GESICAIN

Lidocaine Topical(5%)

Uses

Gesicain 5% ointment is used for piles, local anaesthesia (numb tissues in a specific area) and mouth sores (ulcers).

How it works

Gesicain 5% ointment works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain. 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

SUBSTITUTES for GESICAIN

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  • XYLO(ASTRA) 5% OINTMENT
    (20 GM ointment in tube)
    Astra Zeneca
    Rs. 2.16/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 43.21
    save 27% more per GM of ointment
  • ZYLO 5% OINTMENT
    (20 GM ointment in tube)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 0.94/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 18.75
    save 68% more per GM of ointment

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Expert advice for GESICAIN

  • 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 GESICAIN

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 04 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)