Highlights for lidocaine-prilocaine
lidocaine-prilocaine Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- blue gray color in mouth, lips, fingernails
- breathing problems
- changes in vision
- chills, fever
- confused, excitable, nervous, restless
- dizzy, drowsy
- irregular heartbeat
- irritation or sores on the gums
- nausea, vomiting
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- change in taste
- redness of the gums
lidocaine-prilocaine May Interact with Other Medications
- aniline dyes
- medicines for the heart like nitroglycerin, nitroprusside
- medicines to control heart rhythm like mexiletine, tocainide
- other medicines that cause numbness
How to Use lidocaine-prilocaine
This medicine is applied to your gums by a health-care professional before dental work.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- glucose-6-phosphate deficiency
- liver disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, prilocaine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This does not apply.
Be careful to avoid injury to the treated area while it is numb and you are not aware of the pain. Also, avoid drinking very hot or cold drinks while you are numb.
Do not touch this medicine to the eye. It may cause irritation and injury.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: June 23, 2009