This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.

Background and Date of Approval

Lidocaine Hydrochloride is a local anesthetic that belongs to the class of medications called amino amide. The FDA approved the medication for its medical use on March 19, 1999. 

Mechanism of Action of undefined

Lidocaine Hydrochloride blocks the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses by decreasing the ionic flux by blocking certain channels, which results in local anesthesia.

Uses of undefined

Lidocaine Hydrochloride is a local anesthetic that reduces or relieves pain and discomfort associated with skin irritation, burns, scratches, insect bites, skin abrasions, or sunburn.  It is used as an anesthetic lubricant to insert instruments in the human body for medical procedures. Additionally, it proves beneficial in reducing discomfort during procedures like X-ray imaging and dental impressions. 

undefined Drug administaration and Dosage available

To use the product, ensure clean hands and open the container. Gently shake it for even mixing. Avoid swallowing or rinsing immediately after. Apply a thin layer of Lidocaine Hydrochloride to the affected area and rub it in gently. Your doctor will decide the dose and frequency based on your disease condition and other factors.

Warnings, Precautions and Side Effects of undefined


Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to Lidocaine Hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Do not take this medicine if you have an allergic reaction to any local anesthetic medicines. This can cause mild skin irritation, so do not use this medicine on open wounds or large areas of broken or damaged skin or burned skin without consulting the doctor. This medicine is only for topical use. Do not use this medicine in your eyes; if the cream gets into your eyes accidentally, rinse it well with lukewarm water and seek medical advice.


Before initiating the treatment, inform your doctor if you have heart disease, blood disorders, or kidney or liver diseases. Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you suffer from a breathing disorder, epilepsy, active inflammation, or infection. This medicine must not be used in the eye. Contact your physician immediately if you begin to experience lightheadedness and numbness of your tongue after receiving this medicine. 

Side Effects

The common side effects of Lidocaine Hydrochloride injection are swelling in the face and feet, skin rashes, headache, and a burning sensation in the eye. Common side effects of Lidocaine Hydrochloride cream are skin irritation, redness, itching, dryness, and skin rash. Serious side effects include severe skin reactions and blood disorders. 

Word Of Advice

Store the Lidocaine Hydrochloride below 25°C. Tell your doctor if you are using other medications, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or nutritional supplements, and herbal products. Inform your doctor about any known allergies or medical conditions you have before receiving Lidocaine Hydrochloride. If you notice any unexpected or severe side effects, such as difficulty breathing or an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention. Inform your healthcare professional about any other medications or supplements you are consuming to avoid potential drug interactions. If you have any concerns regarding the treatment, consult your healthcare professional for information. Inform your doctor if you have any kidney-related disease before starting the treatment because it is unknown whether this medicine is safe for patients with kidney conditions.

Frequently Asked Question


  1. Roxane Laboratories, NC, [Revised on Sep 2014] [Accessed on25th August 2023],
  2. Kenneth Drasner, Local Anesthetics, Lange’s Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 14th Edition, 2018, 459-473.
  3. KD Tripathi, Local Anaesthetics, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, 8th Edition, 2019, 386-398


The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you can receive this treatment.