Lidocaine (INN) (pronounced /ˈlaɪdɵkeɪn/) or lignocaine (former BAN) (/ˈlɪɡnɵkeɪn/) is a common local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic drug. Lidocaine is used topically to relieve itching, burning and pain from skin inflammations, injected as a dental anesthetic or as a local anesthetic for minor surgery.

Lidocaine, the first amino amide-type local anesthetic, was first synthesized under the name xylocaine by Swedish chemist Nils Löfgren in 1943. His colleague Bengt Lundqvist performed the first injection anesthesia experiments on himself. It was first marketed in 1949.


Lidocaine Discussions

  1. link Altheo1957
    drug screen
    if a person has had a minor surgury,and or dental work in which lidocain,or novacain was used ,would that show up on a drug screen as cocain
    Altheo1957- over a year ago - in Lidocaine
  2. link Helpjenny
    Lidocaine suzy
    Suzy, what is a lidocaine infection? You're just being silly. Or stupid
    Helpjenny- over a year ago - in Lidocaine
  3. link Chasmorris
    waiting time and how much
    How long after a lidokaine injection should a dentist wait before treatment begins? How much lidocaine should a dentist use in gum of top jaw? How lon - 26% more...
    Chasmorris- over a year ago - in Lidocaine
  4. link Lisasmithson
    Lisasmithson- over a year ago - in Lidocaine
  5. link Bwouters
    Lidocaine in your system?
    How long does Lidocaine remain in your body after a shot is given??
    Bwouters- over a year ago - in Lidocaine
  6. link Scorpion
    Lidocaine wisdom tooth removal, new dentist, root canal procedure, root canals, optic nerve
    After being injected with lidocaine during a root canal procedure, the vision in one of my eyes was beyond distorted (the side they were working on). - 91% more...
    Scorpion- over a year ago - 22 Replies - in Lidocaine
  7. link Ljs
    Lidocaine anesthetic injections, convulsive seizures, ringing in the ears, pdr, hard time
    On two separate occasions after anesthetic injections at the dentist, I had blurred vision, ringing in the ears, then convulsive seizures. Everyone sa - 65% more...
    Ljs- over a year ago - in Lidocaine
  8. link Franciosicarlo
    Lidocaine oral cavity, metal taste, fingers
    After using for many months a rectal cream I developed paresthesia of hands and foot fingers, oral cavity and dysgeusia (bitter and metal taste)
    Franciosicarlo- over a year ago - in Lidocaine
  9. link Pink_rules
    Lidocaine suzy, nostrils, vagina, nails, disappointed
    Hello, my name is Suzy. I have a lidocaine infection on my vagina and I used the lidocaine medicine and the side affects that I got were terrible. I g - 46% more...
    Pink_rules- over a year ago - in Lidocaine
  10. link Boomy1967
    Lidocaine heart palpatations, rythym, convulsion, emts, benadryl
    Well,how about antiphyllectic shock this afternoon. If I wouldnt came home from work today when i did, I positive my husband would be dead. He left in - 69% more...
    Boomy1967- over a year ago - in Lidocaine
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