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Generic name: lidocaine topical [LYE-doe-kane-TOP-i-kal]
Brand names: AneCream, Bactine, Glydo, Lidoderm, LidoRx,… Show all 11 brands
Topical Anaesthetics

What is Glydo?

Lidocaine acts as a local anesthetic. Lidocaine is available in many different brands and forms. This leaflet does not list all brands.This medicine is also used to treat rectal discomfort caused by a data-type="auto" href="">hemorrhoids/a>. This medicine can also be used to treat rectal pain caused by haemorrhoids.Lidocaine intradermal devices can be used for minor medical procedures such as venipuncture and peripheral intravenous catheterization.This medication guide does not list all possible uses of Glydo.

Side effects of Glydo

If you experience symptoms indicative of an allergic reaction, seek medical assistance immediately: hives, difficulty breathing or swelling to lips, face, tongue or throat.

Glydo may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe headache or vomiting;
  • The medicine may cause severe irritation, burning, or stinging where it is applied.
  • Swelling or redness
  • After taking medicine, you may experience sudden dizziness or drowsiness.
  • Confusion, speech problems, vision problems, ringing of the ears
  • Unusual sensations of heat

Side effects that are common include:

  • Mild irritation at the site of application;
  • The medicine accidentally applied to the skin can cause numbness.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. ThContacting the FDA with side effect reports is simple at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Tramadol, Naproxen, Oxycodone, Tylenol, and Lidocaine Topical


A skin-absorbed overdose of numbing medication can have fatal side effects.Avoid using large amounts of topical lidocaine or covering treated skin with bandages or plastic wraps without consulting a doctor.Keep used and unused skin patches away from children or pets. A child or pet that accidentally swallows or sucks the patch could suffer harm.

Before you take this drug

Glydo should not be used if you have an allergy to any type of numbing medication.Overdoses can be fatal when numbing medicine is used without the doctor's advice (such as for a cosmetic procedure such as laser hair removal). Overdoses have also happened in women who were given numbing medication before undergoing a mammogram.Be aware that cosmetic procedures can be performed without the presence of a doctor.

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  • A blood cell disorder known as methemoglobinemia in you or your family member;
  • Liver disease
  • If you are taking a medicine for heart rhythm,

Inform your physician immediately if you become pregnant or nursing.Avoid areas where the mouth of your baby may come into contact with Glydo.

How to take Glydo?

Glydo should be used exactly as instructed on the label or by your doctor. This medicine should not be applied in higher amounts than prescribed.The improper use of lidocaine topically can lead to death.Glydo is available in many forms: gel, spray, cream lotion, ointment liquid, skin patches, etc.Take it only by mouth. Topical medicines are only to be used on the skin. Rinse with water if this medicine enters your eyes, nose, or mouth.Read and follow all instructions included with your medication carefully, asking your pharmacist or physician if necessary for clarification if necessary. If something doesn't make sense.Do not use more than is necessary to relieve pain or numb skin. You may absorb too many of these medications if they are applied to large areas of skin or when you apply bandages or plastic wraps to the treated area. Cut or irritated skin may absorb more topical medications than healthy skin.This medicine should not be applied to areas of swollen or punctured skin. Use the medicine only on skin that has been burned or blistered.Cover treated skin only if your doctor tells you to.You can apply Glydo with either your fingers or a cotton swab.A healthcare provider applies the Lidocaine intradermal devices.Store away from direct heat and moisture at room temperature.Glydo skin patches, both used and un-used, should be kept out of reach of pets or children. Lidocaine in the skin patches can be dangerous to children or pets who accidentally swallow or suck on the patch.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Glydo can be used as needed, and there is no need to follow a schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip any missed ones.Never take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. If you take too much numbing medication, it can have fatal side effects.Overdose symptoms include irregular heartbeats (convulsions), slow breathing, coma, or respiratory failure.Lidocaine on the skin will not cause an overdose unless you use more than the recommended dosage.

What should be avoided?

When applying a skin patch containing lidocaine, avoid touching the sticky side.Avoid injuring the treated areas of skin while they are still numb. Avoid touching surfaces that are very hot or cold.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine applied to your skin. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform all healthcare providers of any medications taken, including vitamins and herbal supplements.