- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Xylocaine* used for?
Generic for Xylocaine* (Lidocaine) is a topical anesthetic gel/ointment used to relieve itching, burning, discomfort, and pain associated with skin disorders such as sunburns, minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites, plant poisonings, and hemorrhoids. Lidocaine is also used to numb the gums during dental procedures, treat nerve pain caused by post-herpetic neuralgia, as well as relieve inflammation in the mouth and throat. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Xylocaine*?
The dosage of Generic for Xylocaine* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Wash your hands well after each application of Generic for Xylocaine* medicine. Do not apply the gel/ointment onto the broken skin.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Xylocaine*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Xylocaine* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Xylocaine*?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Xylocaine*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Xylocaine*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Xylocaine*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Xylocaine*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Xylocaine* can interact with other local anesthetic products.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Xylocaine*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Xylocaine* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Xylocaine* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Xylocaine* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Xylocaine* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Xylocaine* can cause side effects such as stinging, burning, swelling, redness, rash, or blisters at the site of application. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Xylocaine*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Xylocaine*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Xylocaine* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Xylocaine*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Xylocaine*?
How will Generic for Xylocaine* work in my body?
How should Generic for Xylocaine* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Xylocaine* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Xylocaine* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.