Medicine Overview of Xylocaine Heavy Injection
Xylocaine Heavy 5 % Injection is used for local anesthesia and arrhythmias
Side Effect of Xylocaine Heavy is Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Xylocaine Heavy 5 % Injection is a local anesthetic. It works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain to decrease the sensation of pain.
In Depth Information on Xylocaine Heavy Injection
- 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.
Xylocaine Heavy Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Xylocaine Heavy 5 % Injection 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.
Xylocaine Heavy 5 % Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Xylocaine Heavy 5 % Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Xylocaine Heavy 5 % Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Xylocaine Heavy 5 % Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Xylocaine Heavy 5 % Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Xylocaine Heavy 5 % Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Xylocaine Heavy Injection
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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Taking Xylocaine Heavy with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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