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What should I know about taking lidocaine for migraines during pregnancy?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Lidocaine (LidaMantle, Xylocaine) is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) category B compound that is considered safe to use during pregnancy. It will need to be made into a 4 percent nasal solution for migraine treatment. Not all pharmacies are able to compound medications in this way, so you may need to search for a local pharmacy that can make this solution. In a controlled study, intranasal lidocaine provided short-lived migraine relief for 1-2 hours in about half of the non-pregnant patients treated. Controlled studies with pregnant women have not been completed.
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