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Lidocaine viscous

Generic name: lidocaine viscous [LYE-doe-kane-VIS-kus]
Brand names: Lidocaine Viscous LidoRxKit LTA Kit
Dosage form: mucous membrane solution (2%; 4%)
Topical Anaesthetics

What is the Lidocaine viscous?

Lidocaine works as a local anesthetic. It blocks nerve signals within your body.The viscous Lidocaine is used for sores in the mouth. It can also be used during dental procedures to numb gums and before a surgical procedure to numb the mouth and throat.It is not recommended to use Lidocaine viscous for the treatment of teething pain.Lidocaine viscous can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Lidocaine viscous

Seek immediate medical care if you have any of these symptoms: difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, lips, throat, or tongue.

Lidocaine viscous may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Sleepiness; depression; feeling confused, restless, or nervous.
  • Slow heart rate, weakness of slow breathing
  • Feeling lightheaded, like you might pass out.
  • Feelings of numbness and coldness
  • Vomiting;
  • Blurred vision

Side effects of lidocaine viscous include:

  • Unusual or unpleasant taste or smell in the mouth
  • The medicine accidentally applied to the skin can cause numbness.

There may be other side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Never use lidocaine viscous for teething pain. This medicine can cause death in young children.Do not use more than the minimum amount required to relieve or numb pain. Use only a small amount of the viscous lidocaine.A numbing medicine overdose can have fatal side effects if the medication is absorbed too quickly through your gums into your blood.

Before you take this drug

If you use more than recommended, this can lead to fatal side effects.Never use lidocaine to treat teething in babies. This medicine can be accidentally swallowed by a child if placed in their mouth. This medicine can cause heart problems, seizures, and severe head injuries. Consult your doctor before giving any medication to relieve teething pain in children.If you have an allergy to any type of numbing medication, then you should avoid using lidocaine viscous.

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  • Liver disease
  • A serious heart condition, such as an "av block".
  • An allergic reaction to a drug;
  • Broken, swollen, or damaged gum or skin tissue.

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.The effects of this medication may be more pronounced in older adults.

How to take Lidocaine viscous?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label.The improper use of lidocaine viscous can result in death.You should read all the instructions that are included with your medicine. If you don't understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Lidocaine viscous can be applied using your fingers, a cotton swab, or the applicator that comes with the medicine.Do not use more than the minimum amount required to relieve or numb pain. Use only a small amount of viscous lidocaine.Do not swallow the medicine when applying it to the gums or inside your mouth.

You may absorb more viscous lidocaine if you:

  • You use too much.
  • You should swallow the medication.
  • You can apply the medication to gum tissue that is cut, irritated, or inflamed.
  • You can apply heat to the treated area.

Eat nothing for 1 hour following the use of this medicine in your mouth or throat. Choking and difficulty swallowing may occur, particularly in children.

Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a schedule for lidocaine topical because it is applied as needed. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip any missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, seek emergency medical care or call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222.Overdose symptoms can include irregular heartbeats, seizures (convulsions), slowed breathing, coma, or respiratory failure. Overdose symptoms include irregular heartbeats (convulsions), slow breathing, coma, or respiratory failure (breathing ceases).Lidocaine on the gums will not cause an overdose unless you use more than recommended.

What should be avoided?

Eat, chew gum, or drink hot liquids only after your mouth feels normal again. If you chew while your mouth feels numb, it could cause a bite injury on your tongue, lips, or the inside of your cheek.Avoid letting the viscous lidocaine come into contact with your eye. If this happens, rinse your eyes with water.Do not use other medications to treat the same areas that you have treated with lidocaine viscous, unless you are told by your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Lidocaine viscous will not be affected by any other drugs that you take. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all medications you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements.