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Composition for NUMBEX

Prilocaine(NA),Lidocaine(NA)

food interaction for NUMBEX

alcohol interaction for NUMBEX

pregnancy interaction for NUMBEX

lactation interaction for NUMBEX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Numbex cream 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
Numbex cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for NUMBEX

Prilocaine(NA)

Uses

Prilocaine is used for local anaesthesia (numb tissues in a specific area).

How it works

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

Common side effects

Numbness, Bradycardia, Cold, Decreased blood pressure, Increased blood pressure, Nausea, Sensation of warmth, Tingling sensation, Vomiting, Dizziness
Lidocaine(NA)

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

SUBSTITUTES for NUMBEX

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for NUMBEX

  • Caution is to be exercised if you have any of the following conditions: glucose-6-phosphate deficiency, congenital or idiopathic methemoglobinemia (blood disorder in which an abnormal amount of methemoglobin, a form of hemoglobin is produced).
  • Prilocaine cream is for topical use only. Do not apply near the eyes or on open wounds.
  • Take precaution while using prilocaine as there is a possibility of temporary loss of sensation and muscle function.
  • Avoid unintentional trauma or injury to the lips, tongue, cheek mucosa, or soft palate when these structures are anesthetized; postpone ingestion of food until normal function returns.
  • The effect of prilocaine may increase for up to 3 hours under occlusive dressing and may persist for 1 to 2?hour even after removal of the cream.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as prilocaine may make you feel sleepy.
  • Do not apply cream to larger areas or for longer times than those recommended.

Frequently asked questions for NUMBEX

Prilocaine

Q.Is prilocaine an amide or ester?
Prilocaine is an amide

Q.What is prilocaine used to treat?
Prilocaine is used as a local anesthetic during superficial minor surgery and medical procedures

Q.Does prilocaine have epinephrine?
No, Prilocaine does not have epinephrine

Q.Is prilocaine stronger than lidocaine?
Prilocaine is similar to lidocaine but does not cause vasodilation and has lower CNS toxicity.

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)