FAQs ABOUT XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY
Q: How long will it take for XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY to induce numbness?
A: It may take around 3-5 minutes for XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY to create numbness. However, this period may vary from person-to-person based on the dose and amount of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY that is administered.
Q: How long does the effects of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY lasts long in the body?
A: The effects of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY 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 XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY applied.
Q: What is the use of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?
A: XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY is used to cause temporary numbness of body parts. It provides pain relief during skin abrasions, sun burns, insect bites, sore nipples, hemorrhoids (piles), anal fissures, bed sores, shingles or cold sores, circumcision and oral sores. It can also be used to soothe itching around the rectum, anus or vulva and helps in the easy fix of catheters and intubation tubes. It also acts as an anesthetic lubricant for various diagnostic procedures.
Q: How to use XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?
A: XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY 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. Take a small quantity of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY and apply on the required areas. Avoid contact of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY with your eyes.
Q: Can XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY be used in children?
A: XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY can be used in children and adolescents aged above 2 years after consulting your physician. It is not recommended for use in children aged below 2 years. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Can you drink water after using XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?
A: Avoid eating foods or drinking water or other fluids after applying XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY as it may reduce its anesthetic effects.
Q: How often can we use XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?
A: XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY 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.
Q: Can XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY be used in infants?
A: XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY is not recommended for use in children aged below 2 years. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Will XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY cause sleepiness?
A: XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY 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.
Q: Can I have food after applying XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY in the mouth?
A: Avoid consuming food while your mouth and throat are numb or for at least 60 minutes after using XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY as you may experience trouble in swallowing during this period. This may also involve the risk of biting your cheeks or tongue.
Q: What if I have accidental exposure of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY to the eye?
A: Use lukewarm water to gently wash the outer surface of the eye in case of accidental contact with XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY. If the discomfort in the eye persists, contact your doctor, or visit a nearby hospital immediately.
Q: What to do if I forget to take a dose of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?
A: If you miss to apply a dose of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next time at regular times. Do not apply excessive amount of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY to compensate the missed dose.