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Lidocaine injection is used to numb the skin before certain painful procedures such as drawing blood or inserting an intravenous line.
Lidocaine belongs to the family of medicines called local anesthetics. This medicine prevents pain by blocking the signals at the nerve endings in the skin. This medicine does not cause loss of consciousness as general anesthetics do when used for surgery.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
Portions of this document last updated: May 01, 2023
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