Aspercreme Lidocaine

Name: Aspercreme Lidocaine

Uses of Aspercreme Lidocaine

  • It is used to stop pain.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Aspercreme Lidocaine?

  • If you have an allergy to lidocaine or any other part of Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If there is an infection where Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) will be used.
  • If you have broken skin or open wounds where the drug will be used.
  • If a large area needs to be treated.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Aspercreme Lidocaine?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
  • Do not use Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) for longer than you were told by your doctor.
  • Do not scratch or rub the skin while it is numb. Do not let it get very hot or very cold.
  • Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin unless the doctor tells you to.
  • Avoid use of heat sources (such as sunlamps, tanning beds, heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated waterbeds). Avoid long, hot baths or sunbathing. Your temperature may rise and cause too much drug to pass into your body.
  • This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
  • Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
  • If you are 65 or older, use Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Different brands of Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) may be for use in different ages of children. Talk with the doctor before giving Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) to a child.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
  • Signs of too much acid in the blood (acidosis) like confusion; fast breathing; fast heartbeat; a heartbeat the does not feel normal; very bad stomach pain, upset stomach, or throwing up; feeling very sleepy; shortness of breath; or feeling very tired or weak.
  • Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
  • Very bad numbness and tingling.
  • Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly.
  • Seizures.
  • Change in eyesight.
  • Feeling nervous and excitable.
  • Dizziness or passing out.
  • Ringing in ears.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Feeling hot or cold.
  • Shakiness.
  • Twitching.
  • Slow heartbeat.
  • Very bad irritation where Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) is used.

What are some other side effects of Aspercreme Lidocaine?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Irritation where Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine skin liquid) is used.
  • Swelling.
  • Redness.
  • Change in color of skin.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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