What happens if you swallow viscous lidocaine?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication. An overdose of numbing medicine can cause fatal side effects if too much of the medicine is absorbed through your gums and into your blood.
How much viscous lidocaine can you swallow?
Adults: For the mouth, the typical dose is 15 mL swished around the mouth and then spit out no more than every 3 hours. For the throat, the typical dose is 15 mL gargled and then swallowed or spit out no more than every 3 hours. Don’t use more than 8 doses in 24 hours.
How is viscous lidocaine administered?
Use lidocaine exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor. For a sore or irritated mouth, the dose should be placed in the mouth, swished around until the pain goes away, and spit out. For a sore throat, the dose should be gargled and then may be swallowed.
Can you swallow lidocaine viscous oral topical solution?
If you have sores or irritation in your throat, you can gargle the viscous lidocaine in the back of your throat and swallow. If you have pain in both your mouth and down your throat, swish the viscous lidocaine in your mouth, then gargle and swallow. Do not take two doses at one time.
How long does viscous lidocaine take to work?
Lidocaine starts to numb the affected area within 5 minutes after use. If you are using this product before certain procedures, tell your doctor if the area does not feel numb or the numbness does not go away.
Does a GI cocktail work?
Each patient rated their discomfort before and after taking their medications. It was found that there wasn’t a significant difference between the three groups after taking the medications. This seems to suggest that these two common types of GI cocktails were just as effective as plain antacids.
How long does it take for viscous lidocaine to work?
Can you drink water after taking lidocaine?
If you are using this medicine in the mouth or throat, do not eat or drink anything for at least 1 hour after using it. When this medicine is applied to these areas, it may cause swallowing and choking problems.
How long does viscous lidocaine work?
Can I buy viscous lidocaine over the counter?
Most lidocaine topical products are available over the counter (OTC). The only product that requires a prescription is LiDORx (lidocaine) gel 3%.
How much lidocaine is in a GI cocktail?
There is a wide variety of GI cocktail recipes in use today. A very popular one is a mixture of Maalox, viscous lidocaine, and Donnatal, in equal parts. A mixture of 10–30 ml Mylanta, 10 ml Donnatal and 10 ml viscous lidocaine is known as the “Green Goddess” or “Green Lizard”.