What is this medicine?
LIDOCAINE; TETRACAINE (LYE doe kane; TET ra kane) causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to numb the skin before a procedure.
How should I use this medicine?
The patch will be applied and removed from your skin by a healthcare professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
blister, pain where applied
changes in vision
confused, excitable, nervous, restless
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
medicines to control heart rhythm like mexiletine, tocainide
other products that may contain anesthetic medicine
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home. Throw away used patches out of the reach of children. Chewing on or eating a new or used patch may cause harm to children or pets.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
skin infection or problem
an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, tetracaine, other anesthetics, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), parabens, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
After use of this medicine, you will be numb for some time. Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain. Do not scratch, rub, or expose the skin to hot or cold while you are numb.
Do not touch this medicine to the eye. It may cause irritation and injury. If this medicine does touch the eye, wash the eye out with water or saline for eyes. Then protect the eye until feeling returns.
Do not cut the patch or remove the top cover as this could cause the patch to overheat and burn the skin. Do not cover the holes on the top side of the patch as this could cause the patch not to heat.
If you are going to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure, tell your MRI technician if you have this patch on your body. It must be removed before a MRI.