Each 1 g of Lidocaine ointment contains: Lidocaine 50 mg.
Topical anesthesia for:
temporary relief of pain associated with minor burns and abrasions of the skin, e.g., sunburn, herpes zoster and labialis, pruritus, sore nipples, insect bites; anesthesia of mucous membranes, e.g., various anal conditions such as hemorrhoids and fissures; alleviation of pain during examination and instrumentation e.g., proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, cystoscopy, endotracheal intubation.
Dentistry: surface anesthesia of gums prior to injection and before deep scaling.
Hypersensitivity to product.
Dosage and Administration
As with any local anesthetic, the safety and effectiveness of Lidocaine depend on the proper dosage, the correct technique ,adequate precautions, and readiness for emergencies.
The following dosage recommendations should be regarded as a guide. The clinician’s experience and knowledge of patient’s physical status are of importance in calculating the required dose.
The ointment should be applied in a thin layer for adequate control of symptoms. A sterile gauze pad is recommended for application to broken and burned tissue.
Apply 1 – 2 g to tube prior to endotracheal intubation.
In dentistry, apply to previously dried oral mucosa. Allow at least 3 – 5 minutes for the anesthesia to become effective.
For sore nipples, apply on a small piece of gauze. Ointment must be washed away before the next feed.
Not more than 20 g of ointment should be administered in any 24-hour period to healthy adults.
Debilitated or elderly patients and children over 12 years of age, acutely ill patients, or patients with sepsis should be given doses commensurate with their age, weight and physical condition.
In children less than 12 years of age a single dose should not exceed 0.1 g ointment/kg bodyweight (corresponding to 5mg lidocaine/kg bodyweight). Not more than three doses should be administered during 24 hours.
ot: 30 g.