Directions of Use
Apply a moderately thick layer, approximately 1/8 inch thick. Allow time for numbness to develop: 30-60 minutes are sufficient for the anesthetic effect to be adequate. The application time golden rule: the longer the application time, the deeper the numbness. Some areas like the lips numb faster than other areas of the body. After the application time, wipe the skin clean. Cleans up easily with a moist wipe.
Adults: When practical, cleanse the affected area with mild soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly. Gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before application of this product. Apply up to 6 times a day. Children under 12 years of age: consult a doctor
For external use only Do not use this product if: Pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. In case of accidental overdose, contact a doctor or Poison Control Center immediately. Tamper Evident “Warranty Void…Seal…label atop the container is broken.
For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Do not use over large areas of the body. Do not use for more than 7 days unless directed by a doctor. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Inappropriate use of this product, such as application on mucous membranes, on large areas of the body, or on individuals that are allergic to the amide type anesthetics, may result in serious side effects. Consultation with a doctor before using this product is strongly recommended.
Repeated doses of TOPICAINE® may increase blood levels of lidocaine. Avoid contact with the eye since it may cause severe irritation and loss of protective reflexes. If eye contact occurs, immediately wash out the eye with water or saline. Patients with severe hepatic disease are at a greater risk of developing toxic plasma concentrations of lidocaine.
Before using lidocaine cream:
Some medical conditions may interact with lidocaine cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to any anesthetic medicine
- if you have heart, liver, or kidney problems
- if you have been very ill or weakened
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with lidocaine cream. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Certain antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, mexiletine), beta-blockers (eg, atenolol), or cimetidine because risk of side effects may be increased
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if lidocaine cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine. source: [http://www.drugs.com/cdi/lidocaine-cream.html][June 3, 2015]