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Xylox 2% Injection


Overview

Introduction

Xylox 2% Injection is a local anesthetic. It is used during minor surgical procedures such as dental, oral, diagnostic, or other therapeutic procedures to anesthetize or numb the surgical area.

Xylox 2% Injection must be administered by healthcare professionals. It blocks the pain signals to reach the brain by temporarily numbing the surgical area and helps to perform a painless procedure.

The most common side effects of this medicine injection site reactions (pain, swelling and redness). These side effects are usually mild and short-lived. If the numbness or other side effects persist at the injection site, consult your doctor without any delay.

Before using Xylox 2% Injection, it is very important to tell your doctor if you have any underlying heart disease or are taking medicines for heart rhythm problems. Ask your doctor for advice if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, the medicine may cause dizziness. So avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while on medication.

Uses of Xylox Injection

  • Local anesthesia (Numb tissues in a specific area)
  • Arrhythmia

Side effects of Xylox Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Xylox

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Xylox Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Xylox Injection works

Xylox 2% Injection is a local anesthetic. It works by blocking the transmission of pain signals from the nerves to the brain. This helps to decrease the sensation of pain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Xylox 2% Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Xylox 2% Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Xylox 2% Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Xylox 2% Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Xylox 2% Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Xylox 2% Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Xylox 2% Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Xylox 2% Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Xylox 2% Injection is used to anesthetize or numb the surgical area during minor surgical procedures such as oral or dental.
  • It is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Minor injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness) may occur for 1-2 minutes after injection. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Xylox 2% Injection can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Xylox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Take both injection and sachet for 2 months and repeat test after 2 mo ths
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FAQs

Q. How long does the effect of Xylox lasts?

The anesthetic effect of Xylox starts acting rapidly. However, it has a very short duration of action of 10-20 minutes after intravenous injection and 60-90 minutes after intramuscular action. The quantity of medicine reduces into half (into the blood-stream) within 1.5 to 2 hours of taking it.

Q. Is Xylox injection painful?

No, Xylox injection does not cause pain except when it is given as spinal anesthesia. Xylox usually relieves pain in conditions like neuropathic pain and pain occurring after surgery.

Q. Who should not be given Xylox?

Xylox should not be given to patients who are allergic to it, have decreased blood volume (hypovolemia), or complete heart block. If the solution also contains adrenaline, it should not be injected into a vein or used in areas such as fingers, toes, ears, nose or penis, as the blood supply to these areas may not be sufficient.

Q. Can Xylox be abused?

No, abuse of Xylox has not been observed yet. There are very rare reports of Xylox injection causing any euphoric effect. However, Xylox may cause some psychotic reactions such as fear from death, doom anxiety, and delirium. These are short-lasting and generally disappear after the effect of injection is over.

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References

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