Chemical Name: LIDOCAINE (LYE-doe-kane) VISCOUS
Lidocaine Viscous is a local anesthetic used to produce numbness in the mouth and throat. Lidocaine is used to treat sore throat, mouth or esophageal sores, or swelling inside the mouth. It may also be used to prevent gagging during dental procedures.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
Follow the directions for using Lidocaine provided by your doctor. SHAKE WELL before using. Do not swallow large amounts of Lidocaine. STORE Lidocaine at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.
DO NOT TAKE Lidocaine if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. Lidocaine MAY REDUCE your ability to swallow. Do not eat for at least 1 hour after using Lidocaine. Lidocaine MAY CAUSE NUMBNESS of the tongue or mouth lining. Do not eat or chew gum while your mouth feels numb. Also be careful not to bite your tongue or the inside of your mouth after using Lidocaine. Lidocaine IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using Lidocaine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may occur during treatment, include numbness, burning, stinging, or swelling. If they continue or are bothersome, contact your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience skin rash or hives. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist.
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If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
DO NOT SHARE Lidocaine with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE Lidocaine for other health conditions. KEEP Lidocaine out of the reach of children.