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Composition for XYLO(ASTRA)


food interaction for XYLO(ASTRA)

alcohol interaction for XYLO(ASTRA)

pregnancy interaction for XYLO(ASTRA)

lactation interaction for XYLO(ASTRA)

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Xylo 4% injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Xylo 4% injection with grapefruit juice.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Xylo 4% injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Xylo 4% injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




It is used to numb an area of body 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

Xylo 4% injection belongs to a class of medications called local anesthetics. It works by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body.

Common side effects

Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Rash, Itching, Urticaria


2 Substitutes
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    Neon Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 1.13/ML of injection
    Rs. 34
    pay 7% more per ML of injection
    (2 ML injection in vial)
    Astra Zeneca
    Rs. 15.75/ML of injection
    Rs. 31.50
    pay 1391% more per ML of injection

Expert advice for XYLO(ASTRA)

  • 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 XYLO(ASTRA)


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 doctor
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.


Content on this page was last updated on 14 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)