LOX 10% Spray 20ml

Anaesthesia - Local Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

LOX 10% contains Lignocaine which belongs to the group of medicines called Local Anesthetics. It is used to cause numbness (loss of sensation) of body parts at sites where it has been administered in the body. It relieves pain and discomfort of nose and throat following minor surgical procedures (such as removal of tonsils or adenoid gland).

It also anesthetizes the nose, throat, respiratory tract (lungs), or digestive tract (stomach) prior to the insertion of catheters or certain diagnostic instruments which is used for viewing parts of the body (such as bronchoscopy or esophagoscopy).

It can be used to numb oral cavity and prevents gag reflux (vomiting sensation) that occurs during dental procedures and treats painful oral conditions (such as oral injury, infection, or inflammation) by alleviating pain sensation. It may also help in managing pain caused due to episiotomy (tearing the skin between the vagina and anus during childbirth).

Following the administration of LOX 10%, avoid oral foods or chewing gums for at least 1-2 hours or until sensation comes back. This is because you may experience trouble in swallowing or accidentally bite your tongue or cheek muscles during this period. Do not drink water or other fluids after applying LOX 10% as it may reduce its anesthetic effects.

Before using LOX 10% inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have low blood pressure, severe injury or bleeding in the nose, mouth, or throat or epilepsy before using LOX 10%.

LOX 10% should be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. It is generally safe and well tolerated without any major side effects. However, if you experience any irritation in the application site or feel drowsy consult your doctor for advice.

USES OF LOX 10%

It is used to:

  • Cause numbness of mouth, nose, throat, respiratory tract, or digestive tract
  • Relieve pain and discomfort associated with minor surgeries of nose and throat
  • Prevent gag reflux (vomiting sensation) during dental procedures
  • Reduce pain caused due to episiotomy (a minor surgery done during childbirth)

HOW LOX 10% WORKS

LOX 10% is a local anesthetic agent. It reduces pain sensation and causes numbness of body parts by blocking the flow of certain ions (sodium ions) through the nerves that causes pain sensation. As a result, it limits the transfer of pain signals from the peripheral part of the body (i.e., face, hands, legs, abdomen, pelvis or where the medicine has been applied) to the brain which ultimately leads to loss of sensation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

LOX 10% should be used under proper medical supervision. It is usually administered by the physician prior to the surgical or diagnostic procedures. However, it may also be self-administered by the patients if instructed by the doctor for temporary pain relief.

Shake the container before use. Prior to the use, prime the medicine to release the correct dose of medicine. Fix the extension tube if given in the package. Hold the container with the extension tube/spray nozzle pointing towards the areas of application. Press the button to release the spray. Leave a time gap of 2 seconds between each spray.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose, number of sprays and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition. Avoid contact of LOX 10% with your eyes.

SIDE EFFECTS OF LOX 10%

COMMON

  • skin rash or irritation
  • drowsiness

RARE

Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects after using LOX 10%:

  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing, severe or sudden swelling of your hands, feet and ankles, difficulty or severe itching or rashes of the skin (with raised lumps)
  • severe itching sensation of the skin
  • difficulty in breathing, slow heartbeat
  • fits (convulsions)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

Avoid standing or walking while you are feeling dizzy. Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Consult your doctor if you continue to feel dizzy for a prolonged period.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

LOX 10% should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, inform your doctor before using LOX 10% if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

BREASTFEEDING

LOX 10% should be used in breastfeeding women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, inform your doctor before using LOX 10% if you are breastfeeding.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by LOX 10%.

KIDNEY

LOX 10% should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, inform your doctor before using it.

LIVER

LOX 10% should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Therefore, inform your doctor before using it.

ALLERGY

Do not use LOX 10% if you are allergic to lignocaine or other local anesthetics (such as bupivacaine, prilocaine).

HEART DISEASE

LOX 10% should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases (such as slow heartbeat, very low blood pressure.). Therefore, inform your doctor before using it.

OTHERS

Before using LOX 10% inform your physician if you:

  • have severe injury or bleeding in the nose, mouth, or throat
  • have epilepsy (fits)
  • have or have a family history of porphyria (an inherited blood disorder)
  • have an infection in the chest

Use in pediatrics:

LOX 10% can be used in children and adolescents (aged between 3-18 years). It should be used in children aged below 3 years only if prescribed by the physician. Your doctor will prescribe the suitable dose for your child based on their age, body weight, health condition and capacity for spitting and swallowing. It is generally not used to soothe teething pain in infants. However, consult your doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

LOX 10% should be used with caution in the elderly patients. Your doctor will prescribe the suitable dose for you based on your age, body weight and sites where numbness is required in the body.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before using LOX 10% inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • mexiletine (a medicine used to treat uneven heartbeat)

Overdosage:

If you accidentally ingested more LOX 10%, contact your doctor immediately or visit a nearby hospital immediately. If exposed in the eyes, wash your eye with cold water or consult your doctor for advice.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Lignocaine

Pharmacological Category :  

Voltage Gated Sodium Channel Blockers

Therapeutic Indication :  

Local anesthesia

Dosage Forms :  

Injection, Gel, Cream, Ointment, Jelly, Topical Solution, Spray, Oral solution, Plaster

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep LOX 10% out of reach of children
  • Store LOX 10% at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT LOX 10%

How long will it take for LOX 10% to induce numbness?

It may take around 5 minutes for LOX 10% to create numbness. However, this period may vary from person-to-person based on the dose and amount of LOX 10% that is administered to you.

How long does the effects of LOX 10% lasts long in the body?

The effects of LOX 10% may last from 20-30 up to 1 hour after application. However, the recovery period may vary from person-to-person based on the dose and amount of the LOX 10% applied.

What is the use of LOX 10%?

LOX 10% is used to cause numbness of the oral cavity, respiratory tract, and digestive tract which may be helpful in reducing pain, inflammation, or discomfort of the mouth, throat, or esophagus, reduce gagging during dental procedures, and to cause loss of sensation to the patients prior to the insertion of catheter or instruments meant for diagnostic procedures (such as bronchoscopy or esophagoscopy). It may also help in reducing pain caused due to episiotomy.

How to use LOX 10%?

LOX 10% should be used under proper medical supervision. It is usually administered by the physician prior to the surgical or diagnostic procedures. However, it may also be self-administered by the patients if instructed by the doctor for temporary pain relief. Shake the container before use. Prior to the use, prime the medicine to release the correct dose of medicine. Fix the extension tube if given in the package. Hold the container with the extension tube/spray nozzle pointing towards the areas of application. Press the button to release the spray. Leave a time gap of 2 seconds between each spray.

Can LOX 10% be used in children?

Yes. LOX 10% can be used in children and adolescents (aged between 3-18 years). It should be used in children aged below 3 years only if prescribed by the physician.

Can you drink water for consuming LOX 10%?

Avoid eating foods or drinking water or other fluids after applying LOX 10% as it may reduce its anesthetic effects.

How often can we use LOX 10%?

LOX 10% should be used as instructed by the doctor. Your doctor will decide the duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight, health condition and sites where numbness is required in the body.

Can LOX 10% be used in infants?

LOX 10% should be used in children aged below 3 years only if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before use.

Will LOX 10% cause sleepiness?

LOX 10% may cause sleepiness when used more than the recommended dosage. It may also happen if you apply this medicine more frequently within a shorter duration. In such cases, consult your doctor for advice.

Can I have food after using LOX 10%?

Avoid consuming food while your mouth and throat are numb or for at least 60 minutes after using LOX 10% as you may experience trouble in swallowing during this period. This may also involve the risk of biting your cheeks or tongue.

Can LOX 10% be used to reduce gagging?

LOX 10% is used to manage gagging sensation during dental procedures.

What if I have accidental exposure of LOX 10% to the eye?

Use lukewarm water to gently wash the outer surface of the eye in case of accidental contact with LOX 10%. If the discomfort in the eye persists, contact your doctor, or visit a nearby hospital immediately.

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Ingredient
    LIGNOCAINE(LIDOCAINE) 10 %
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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