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Lidocaine (Into the skin)

Lidocaine (LYE-doe-kane)

Used to numb the skin before drawing blood or placing an intravenous (IV) line.

Brand Name(s):

Zingo

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to lidocaine or to similar medicines.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
  • This medicine is given by placing a round injection device on your skin. The device pushes the medicine into the skin without using a needle. You will hear a popping noise when the medicine is given.
  • This medicine is for use only on the skin. It will not be used on skin with cuts or scrapes. Do not get the medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, bleeding problems, blood clotting problems, or pseudocholinesterase deficiency (a genetic disease).

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Severe redness, itching, burning, swelling, or bleeding on your skin where the medicine is placed

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 7/4/2018

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