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Generic: lidocaine-tetracaine topical
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It is used to numb the skin before a procedure
               



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What is this medicine?

LIDOCAINE; TETRACAINE (LYE doe kane; TET ra kane) causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to numb the skin before a procedure.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • liver disease
  • pseudocholinesterase deficiency
  • skin infection or problem
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, tetracaine, other anesthetics, para- aminobenzoic acid (PABA), parabens, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

The patch will be applied and removed from your skin by a healthcare professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • medicines to control heart rhythm like mexiletine, tocainide
  • other products that may contain anesthetic medicine

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

After use of this medicine, you will be numb for some time. Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain. Do not scratch, rub, or expose the skin to hot or cold while you are numb.

Do not touch this medicine to the eye. It may cause irritation and injury. If this medicine does touch the eye, wash the eye out with water or saline for eyes. Then protect the eye until feeling returns.

Do not cut the patch or remove the top cover as this could cause the patch to overheat and burn the skin. Do not cover the holes on the top side of the patch as this could cause the patch not to heat.

If you are going to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure, tell your MRI technician if you have this patch on your body. It must be removed before a MRI.

               
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