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Composition for NIFECAINE

Lidocaine(1.5% w/w),Nifedipine(0.3% w/w)

food interaction for NIFECAINE

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lactation interaction for NIFECAINE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Nifecaine cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Nifecaine cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for NIFECAINE

Lidocaine(1.5% w/w)

Uses

Lidocaine is used for local anaesthesia (numb tissues in a specific area) and arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat).

How it works

Lidocaine works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

Common side effects

Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Rash, Itching, Urticaria
Nifedipine(0.3% w/w)

Uses

Nifedipine is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , angina (chest pain) and hypertensive emergency.

How it works

Nifedipine blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels are relaxed and heart beats with less force. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heart beat and protects the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Swelling of tongue, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Chest pain, Constipation, Cough, Decreased sexual function, Dizziness, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Eye swelling, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Fainting, Headache, Heartburn, Muscle cramp, Skin rash, Tachycardia, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye

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Expert advice for NIFECAINE

  • Do not use more quantity of lidocaine than recommended as this may culminate into excessive absorption of drug causing serious side effects, such as fits.
  • Do not use this medicine in case of open wounds or damaged areas (especially in mouth) as this may result into excessive absorption of active ingredient.
  • Do not give this medicine to children under the age of 12 years.
  • Do not apply more frequently than every 3 hours.
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.
  • Consult your doctor before taking lignocaine if you are pregnant or lactating.

Frequently asked questions for NIFECAINE

Lidocaine

Q.Are lidocaine, lignocaine, and xylocaine the same things?
Yes. These are all the other names for an amide type local anesthetic, lidocaine. Lidocaine acts by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body. It is generally available as topical gel formulation however injections are also available

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 topically or by an injection. 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 for usage when applied topically as instructed by a doctor. Lidocaine in injectable formulation must not be self-medicated. Always follow the doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Is lidocaine a controlled substance / addictive?
No. Lidocaine is not controlled substance or addictive

Q.Is lidocaine available over the counter?
No. It is categorized as schedule H drug in India and it is available only by prescription given by your docto

Q.Is Lox (lidocaine) safe to eat?
No. Lidocaine should never be taken by mouth

Q.Does lignocaine cause swelling/ drowsiness/ makes you high/ weight gain/ kill sperm?
Lignocaine is not known to cause swelling/ drowsiness/ makes you high/ weight gain/ kill sperm. However, if you experience such side effects consult your doctor

Q.Can I take Advil/ ibuprofen/paracetamol/ Tylenol/ Vicodin/ Nyquil with lidocaine?
Lignocaine can be taken with above mentioned drugs. Consult your doctor regarding its use.

Nifedipine

Q.Is nifedipine safe?
Nifedipine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is Nifedipine a nitrate/beta-blocker/ACE inhibitor/tocolytic?
No. Nifedipine is not a nitrate, beta-blocker, or an ACE inhibitor. It is a calcium channel blocker

Q.What is Calcigard/Nicardia/Dipin used for?
Calcigard, Nicardia, Dipin are examples of a few brands containing nifedipine and used for treating high blood pressure, chest-pain and Reynaud's phenomenon

Q.Can I take aspirin/Tylenol/Benadryl/Viagra/ Tums/Sudafed with nifedipine?
Nifedipine can be taken with Tylenol (paracetamol), Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) and Benadryl. Taking Viagra (sildenafil) may increase the blood pressure lowering effect of nifedipine. Taking aspirin may increase the blood pressure. Tums (calcium carbonate) may decrease the effect of nifedipine. Consult your doctor before use

Q.Does nifedipine cause migraine/constipation/insomnia/bradycardia/cough/weight gain/urination/changes in heart rate?
Nifedipine may cause migraine, constipation, insomnia or bardycardia (slow heart rate). There is no evidence of nifedipine causing cough or weight changes. If you notice such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.Is nifedipine a narcotic or tocolytic?
No. Nifedipine is a non-narcotic/ uncontrolled/nonaddictive drug. Nifedipine is used as tocolytic (to delay preterm birth).

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)