- Basic Info
Generic: lidocaine ophthalmic
An ophthalmic anesthetic - This medicine is used to numb the eye and surrounding area before certain procedures
What is this medicine?LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) is an anesthetic. This medicine is used to numb the eye and surrounding area before certain procedures.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is applied to the eye. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?This does not apply.
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Do not touch, wipe or rub your eyes after application of this medicine. You could hurt the eye without feeling it. Do not try and put contact lenses in your eyes until the effect of this medicine has worn off.
You should not use this medicine yourself except under the direct supervision of your doctor. This medicine should not be used for prolonged periods of time. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.