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Introduction : Refractory Migraines — Migraines that are not responding to treatment — can present significant issues for Migraineurs, including status Migrainous . Unfortunately, even though there are effective treatments that can be tried, many doctors are not aware of them, or even if they’re aware of them, may not be set up to administer them. In such cases, these treatments may be administered outpatient at a hospital, sometimes through the emergency department. The information below was presented at the 49 th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society . Objectives : In the search for additional pharmacologic agents that can be given intravenously in the headache clinic, we chose to use IV lidocaine treatment for Migraineurs who were refractory (their Migraines were not responding to treatment) to usual treatment at home. Background : Lidocaine has been used to treat neuropathic pain by virtue of its ability to block sodium channels and thus block neurop...
Generic Name: LIDOCAINE - TOPICAL Pronounced: (LIE-doh-cane) Lidocaine HCl Top Precautions
Before using lidocaine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or to other local anesthetics; 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
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
severe liver disease
While wearing your patch, avoid exposing it to direct heat
sources such as heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs,
heated waterbeds, or prolonged direct sunlight. Heat may cause more drug to be
released into your body, increasing the chance of side effects.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed
during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your
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Generic Name: LIDOCAINE VISCOUS - ORAL Pronounced: (LYE-doe-kane) Lidocaine Viscous MM Precautions
Before using lidocaine, tell your doctor, dentist, or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other anesthetics (e.g.,
bupivacaine, prilocaine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients (such as PABA), which can cause allergic reactions
or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your dentist, doctor,
or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
bites/cuts/scrapes/sores in your mouth or throat
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
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