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Who should not take lidocaine and epinephrine?

Some medical conditions make it dangerous for a patient to receive lidocaine and epinephrine. Tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have had a heart block, severe shock, myasthenia gravis, slow heartbeat or an infection or broken skin near the area that would be affected by lidocaine and epinephrine. Also, tell your doctor if you have a pacemaker. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to lidocaine and epinephrine or another topical anesthetic, it may be dangerous to receive lidocaine and epinephrine. Elderly persons and children should be cautious if receiving lidocaine and epinephrine because they are more likely to experience side effects. You should be especially cautious when using lidocaine and epinephrine with a child, because ingesting lidocaine and epinephrine or getting lidocaine and epinephrine in the eye can cause serious side effects and pain.

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