Lidocaine (brand names include: Xylocaine / Topicaine / LMX) belongs to the group of medicines called local anesthetics.
Lidocaine 2% 30 g comes in the gel form.
Lidocaine topical may be used for:
temporary relief of pain associated with minor burns and abrasions of the skin, e.g. sunburn, herpes zoster and labialis, pruritus, sore nipples, insect bites;
anesthesia of mucous membranes, e.g. various anal conditions such as hemorrhoids and fissures;
the alleviation of pain during examination and instrumentation, e.g. proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, cystoscopy, endotracheal intubation.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use Lidocaine exactly as directed.
The dose of this medicine may be different for different patients. Use the smallest amount of Lidocaine to control your symptoms. The total maximum dose for a 24 hour period should not exceed 20 grams.
If possible, clean the affected area well, before each application of the medicine. Apply a thin layer, using only enough to cover the affected area.
If used on sore nipples, it is essential that you clean the nipple area completely before each feeding.
Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain. Avoid contact with eyes.
Tell your doctor before using Lidocaine, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have any medical problems including severe broken or inflamed skin, burns, or open wounds at the place of application.
Active ingredient: lidocaine 5%.