Lignocaine 2% Injection
Lignocaine 2% Injection is a medication that falls into two categories: local anaesthetics and antiarrhythmic drugs. Local anaesthetics relieve pain and sensation in the area where they are injected, whereas antiarrhythmic drugs work by restoring irregular and/or rapid heartbeats to normal.
Lignocaine 2% Injection may also be used to treat conditions that are not listed above. Your doctor will be able to tell you more about the specific condition for which Lignocaine Injection has been prescribed.
This medication is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Prior to being given Injection of Lignocaine2% Injection
Use Lignocaine2% Injection only if:
- If you are allergic to lignocaine or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet, do not use it. Shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or other parts of the body, rash, itching, or hives on the skin are all symptoms of an allergic reaction.
- you have an infection or swelling near the injection site
- you suffer from blood infections or disorders
- You are in critical condition and have low blood pressure.
- You have brain and spinal cord diseases, and you have frequent episodes of loss of consciousness.
- You have myasthenia gravis, which causes severe muscle weakness, and you have certain heart issues.
Prior to receiving it
- Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any other medicine or any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
- you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant
- you are currently or plan to breastfeed
You have or have had any of the following medical conditions:
- problems with the liver and/or kidneys
- Porphyria and epilepsy
- Heart problems caused by brain and spinal cord diseases
- severe fever blood pressure or circulation problems
- heart rate is slow
- breathing difficulties due to low potassium levels
- problems with blood clotting caused by low oxygen levels in the blood
Taking additional medications
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medications, including those purchased without a prescription at a pharmacy, supermarket, or health food store.
Some medications and lignocaine2% injection may interact with one another. These are some examples:
- amiodarone heart or blood pressure tablets, e.g. propranolol, metoprolol, atenolol cimetidine, a medicine used to treat reflux and ulcers
- medicines used to control fits or epilepsy, such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, primidone, phenobarbitone, sodium valproate warfarin, a blood clotting medication
- Aspirin, salicylates, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are pain and inflammation relievers.
- some anaesthetics some skeletal muscle relaxants, such as suxamethonium nitrates/nitrites Among these are nitric oxide, nitroglycerin, sodium nitroprusside, and nitrous oxide.antineoplastic agents e.g. cyclophosphamide monohydrate, flutamide, hydroxyurea, ifosfamide, rasburicase
- some antibiotics
- antimalarials e.g. chloroquine phosphate, primaquine
- other drugs such as paracetamol, metoclopromaide, quinine, sulfasalazine
Your doctor will have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while you are being given Lignocaine2% Injection. Your doctor will advise you about continuing to take other medicines while you are receiving Lignocaine2% Injection.
How is Lignocaine 2% Injection administered?
Lignocaine2% Injection is administered via injection into the skin, the bloodstream, or an organ. It can only be administered by a doctor or nurse.
Your doctor will determine the dose and duration of your Lignocaine2% Injection treatment.
If you are given too much (overdose)
this is uncommon because Lignocaine2% Injection is administered by a highly trained doctor.
If you are given too much lignocaine, you may experience some of the side effects listed below under “Side Effects.”
Your doctor can tell you how to spot and treat an overdose. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor.
While you are receiving Injection of Lignocaine2% Injection
After receiving Lignocaine Injection, exercise caution when driving or operating machinery. You could be drowsy or have slow reflexes.
Do not consume alcohol while receiving Lignocaine Injection. If you consume alcohol while receiving Lignocaine2% Injection, your blood pressure may drop, causing you to feel dizzy and faint.
The following are serious side effects of Lignocaine2% Injection:
- Convulsions or fits
- Itching, hives, or skin rash
- breathing difficulties
- blood pressure that is too low
- slow heartbeat failure
- skin that is pale, grey, or blue (cyanosis)
- high heart rate
If you experience these side effects, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Some patients may experience additional side effects not listed above. Consult your doctor if you notice any other side effects. Some side effects may be visible only to your doctor.
The pharmacy or the ward will keep the Lignocaine2% Injection. The injection is stored in a cool, dry place with a temperature below 25°C.
Lignocaine 2% Injection comes in a clear, colourless ampoule made of polyethylene plastic.
The active ingredient in Lignocaine 2% Injection is 10 mg/mL or 20 mg/mL lidocaine (lignocaine) hydrochloride monohydrate, and the excipients are sodium chloride and water for injections. It contains no preservatives.