Generic Name: LIDOCAINE SPRAY - MUCOUS MEMBRANE Pronounced: (LIE-doh-cane) Lidocaine HCl MM Precautions
Before using lidocaine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or to other anesthetics (e.g., bupivacaine,
prilocaine); or to PABA; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
bites/cuts/scrapes/sores in the area to be treated
heart problems (e.g., irregular heartbeat)
severe infection with high fever (e.g., sepsis)
Lidocaine may cause a condition that affects the heart
rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can infrequently result in serious
(rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe
dizziness, fainting) that require i...
What is the point of joint injections? Sticking a needle into a joint is not anyone's idea of a good time; however, at times, an injection might be the best option despite the risks and discomfort. Knowing the risks of bleeding and infection, millions of people put up with the pain of this invasive procedure. Avoiding the needle would be ideal; however, the needle does provide an access route for the fluids being injected into the joint. The results of a joint injection depend on the type of substance being injected, the accuracy of the injection, and location of the injection. The whole point in having an injection depends on the results.
In order to understand the purpose of a joint injection, one must first have some basic understanding about the joint itself. The joint is sealed into an encapsulated, confined space by the synovial joint capsule . Any fluid injected into the joint capsule stays within the joint and does not disperse throughout the entire body. All of the join...
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