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Xylocaine HCl

Generic name: lidocaine injection [LYE-doe-kane]
Names of brands: Xylocaine HCl, Xylocaine-MPF
Classes of drugs: Group I antiarrhythmics, local injectable anaesthetics

What is Xylocaine HCl?

Lidocaine can be described as a local anaesthetic (numbing medication) that is used to numb a specific area of your body in order to alleviate pain or discomfort due to invasive surgical procedures like surgery, needle punctures, or the insertion of a stent or breathing tube.Xylocaine HCl can be utilised to address irregular heartbeats that could indicate a potential cardiac attack.Xylocaine HCl is also administered in the form of an epidural (spinal block) to lessen the pain caused by contractions that occur during labour.Xylocaine is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Xylocaine

Seek medical attention immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as asthma, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Twitching, tremors, seizure (convulsions);
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're passing out;
  • Low heart rate slow heart rate, weak pulse breath that is shallow or weak;
  • An intense sensation of heat, cold, or numbness
  • Muscles stiffness and pain;
  • Breathing that is shallow or weak;
  • The skin appears blue
  • Extreme anxiety, excessive anxiety, fear that is unusual, or a feeling of unease.

Common adverse effects of Xylocaine HPl could include:

  • Drowsiness, dizziness;
  • Nausea, vomiting;
  • Experiencing cold or hot sensations;
  • Disorientation, ringing in your ears blurred or ringing in your ears confusion, double vision
  • Numbness at the site where the medication is applied accidentally

It's not a comprehensive listing of all adverse results. Other side effects could be present. Ask your physician for medical advice about adverse effects. It is possible to report any symptoms to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

amiodarone, fentanyl, lidocaine, verapamil, ketamine, flecainide, and hyoscyamine


You should not receive Xylocaine HCl if you have severe heart block or a heart rhythm disorder called Stokes-Adams syndrome or Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take this medicine if you're allergic to Xylocaine HCl or any other numbing medication, or if you suffer from:

  • Severe heart blockage;
  • A heart rhythm disorder known as stokes-adams" syndrome (sudden irregular heartbeats that can make you faint) or
  • A heart rhythm disorder called wolff-parkinson-white syndrome (sudden fast heartbeats that can cause you to faint or become easily tired).

Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • An allergy to corn products
  • The liver condition;
  • Kidney disease;
  • Heart disease (unless it is treated by Xylocaine hcl to treat an issue with your heart);
  • Coronary artery diseases and circulation issues,
  • Malignant Hyperthermia.

Talk to your physician if are nursing or expecting.

How to take Xylocaine?

A doctor will administer this injection.If used to treat heart rhythm issues, the drug is used as an infusion into the veins.If used for local anaesthesia, the drug is administered directly through the skin into the body to make it numb.Your blood pressure, breathing, oxygen levels, and many other vital indicators are closely monitored while you receive XylocaineHCl in an environment in a hospital.If you're being treated for irregular heart rhythms, your heart rate is constantly recorded using an electrocardiograph, or ECG (sometimes known as an EKG). This will allow your doctor to decide how long to treat you with Xylocaine HCL.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Because Xylocaine HCl is only used when required in a clinical setting, it is unlikely to miss a dose.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Xylocaine HCl may cause adverse effects that could affect your ability to think or react. If you are not absolutely required to, avoid driving after you have received Xylocaine HCl.Do not eat or chew for one hour after Xylocaine HCl is taken in order to reduce the pain in your mouth and throat. It is possible that you will have difficulty swallowing, which can lead to the risk of choking. You could also accidentally scratch your tongue in the event that you're still feeling completely numb after an hour of treatment with this drug.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor any other medications you take, including:

  • Cimetidine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone, and St. John's wort
  • Antibiotic or antifungal medicine
  • antiviral medicine that treats the hepatitis virus and HIV/AIDS;
  • heart or blood pressure medicine--amiodarone, digoxin, nicardipine, procainamide, propranolol;
  • seizure medicine—carbamazepine, phenytoin,
  • tuberculosis medicine—isoniazid, rifampin.

This list isn't complete. Other medications can affect lidocaine, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs may not be listed here. are listed in this article.