Lidocaine/tetracaine - topical
Lidocaine/tetracaine - topical
This product contains 2 ingredients: lidocaine and tetracaine. Lidocaine and tetracaine both belong to a class of drugs known as local anesthetics. This product is used on the skin to prevent pain before certain procedures (such as dermal filler injection, facial laser resurfacing, laser-assisted tattoo removal). It works by briefly numbing the skin and surrounding area.
This product is not for use on mucous membranes.
Do not use on large areas of the body, cover the area with waterproof bandages or plastic, or apply heat unless directed to do so by your doctor. These may increase the risk of serious side effects.
After applying, wash your hands right away unless you are treating an area on the hands. Avoid getting the product in your eyes, nose, or ears. If the medication gets in these areas, rinse the area right away with clean water.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not use more of this product, use it more often, or use it longer than prescribed by your doctor. Do not use on areas of skin that are broken, irritated, or infected.
Temporary redness, stinging, change in skin color, or swelling may occur at the application site. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice any other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to lidocaine or tetracaine; or to other amide-type anesthetics (such as bupivacaine, prilocaine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Lidocaine passes into breast milk in small amounts, but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. It is unknown if tetracaine passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: drowsiness, irregular heartbeat, seizure.
Do not share this medication with others.
Store in the refrigerator away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. This medication may be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months. If stored at room temperature, use/discard after 3 months. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Information last revised February 2019.
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