Advertisement

Who should not use lidocaine?

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

Continue Learning about Anesthetic Agent

What is an anesthetic?
Piedmont Heart InstitutePiedmont Heart Institute
An anesthetic is a drug or other substance that causes a loss of feeling or awareness. Local anesthe...
More Answers
What medications interact with benzodiazepines?
Dr. John Preston, PsyDDr. John Preston, PsyD
When taking benzodiazepines, any other type of medication that causes drowsiness or impaired alertne...
More Answers
What are side effects of benzodiazepines?
Dr. Gayatri Devi, MDDr. Gayatri Devi, MD
Benzodiazepines sedate your brain, so your thinking may not be as sharp, and your multitasking skill...
More Answers
What is conscious sedation?
Lisa MomentLisa Moment
Conscious sedation is a type of sedation used to help patients feel relaxed enough to get through a ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.