Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check you closely for any problems or unwanted effects that may be caused by this medicine.

If you are using the viscous topical solution medicine in the mouth or throat, be aware of signs of toxicity. If you or your child experience lethargy, shallow breathing, or seizures after use of this medication, seek immediate medical attention and do not give any more doses.

If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

After applying this medicine to the skin of your child, watch the child carefully to make sure that he or she does not get any of the medicine in the eyes or mouth. Lidocaine can cause serious side effects, especially in children, if it gets into the mouth and is swallowed.

Check with your doctor right away if you have a skin rash, burning, stinging, swelling, or irritation of your skin.

If you are using this medicine in the mouth or throat, do not eat or drink anything for one hour after using it. When this medicine is applied to these areas, it may cause swallowing and choking problems. Do not chew gum or food while your mouth or throat feels numb after you use this medicine. You may accidentally bite your tongue or the inside of your cheeks.

Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated skin areas.