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INTRODUCTION

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY contains Lignocaine which belongs to the group of medicines called Local Anesthetic agents. It causes numbness of body parts at sites where it has been applied. It is used for temporary relief of pain and discomfort associated with skin abrasions, sun burns, insect bites, sore nipples, hemorrhoids (piles), anal fissures, bed sores and shingles or cold sores (pain skin rash or blisters around the mouth due to viral infections).

It can also be used to relieve pain following circumcision in children (a surgery that removes the foreskin from human penis) and can be used to soothe itching around the rectum, anus (pruritus ani), or female genitalia (vulva).

It also relieves pain caused due to oral sores and can numb the mouth and throat prior to any dental procedures (such as scaling or denture fixing).

It acts as an anesthetic lubricant for catheterization, intubation and for other diagnostic procedures (such as proctoscopy, rectoscopy, cystoscopy, gastroscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy etc.)

If you are treated with XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY in your oral cavity, avoid oral foods or chewing gums for at least 60 minutes or until sensation comes back in your mouth. This is because you may experience trouble in swallowing or accidentally bite your tongue or cheek muscles during this period.

Before using XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any infections or injuries at the site of application as a precaution.

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY can be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women if considered necessary. It is generally safe and well tolerated without any major side effects. However, if you experience any skin rash or irritation in the application site or feel drowsy consult your doctor for advice.

USES OF XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY

It causes numbness and provides temporary relief of pain, itching and discomfort associated with:

  • skin abrasions, sun burns, insect bites, sore nipples
  • shingles, bed sores and cold sores
  • hemorrhoids (piles), anal fissures, pruritus ani (itching of anus)
  • pruritus vulvae (itching of female genitalia)
  • circumcision (a surgery that removes the foreskin from human penis) in children
  • oral sores and dental procedures (such as scaling or denture fixing)
  • invasive procedures (such as insertion of catheters or intubation tubes)
  • diagnostic procedures (such as proctoscopy, rectoscopy, cystoscopy, gastroscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy etc.)

HOW XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY WORKS

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY 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, genitals or where the medicine has been applied) to the brain which ultimately leads to loss of sensation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY should be used under proper medical supervision. It is administered by the physician at the region where anesthesia is required. However, it can also be self-administered by the patients if instructed by the doctor.

Take a small quantity of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY and apply on the required areas. Avoid contact of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY with your eyes.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight, health condition and sites where numbness is required in the body.

SIDE EFFECTS OF XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY

RARE

Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following after using XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY:

  • signs of allergic reactions (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue causing difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
  • dizziness or drowsiness, confusion, shortness of breath, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, slow heartbeat, feeling faint, nervousness, unusual sweating, trembling or seizures
  • signs of methemoglobinemia (such as pale, grey, or bluish discoloration of the skin, headache, abnormal or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, and tiredness etc.)

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY can be used in pregnant women if considered necessary. However, consult your doctor for advice before using it.

BREASTFEEDING

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY can be used in breastfeeding women if considered necessary. However, consult your doctor for advice before using it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY.

KIDNEY

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor before application.

LIVER

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor before application.

ALLERGY

Talk to your doctor before using XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY if you are allergic to lignocaine or to any other amide local anesthetics (Ex. bupivacaine).

HEART DISEASE

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases (such as heart block, or an abnormal or very slow heartbeat). Therefore, consult your doctor before application.

OTHERS

Before using XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY inform your physician if you:

  • have any open wounds, injuries, or infections at the site of application
  • have porphyria (a rare inherited blood disorder)
  • have epilepsy (fits)
  • have or have a family history of malignant hyperthermia (dangerous rise in body temperature)

Use in pediatrics:

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.

Use in geriatrics:

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY should be used with caution in the elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before using XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • mexiletine, amiodarone (used to treat uneven heartbeat)
  • cimetidine (a medicine used to treat stomach ulcers)
  • beta-blockers such as atenolol, propranolol, bisoprolol (used to treat high blood pressure)
  • nitrates (such as nitric oxide, nitroglycerin) used to improve blood flow
  • other local anesthetic agents (such as bupivacine, proparacaine, ropivacine, mepivacaine, prilocaine, procaine, tetracaine)
  • antibiotics (used to treat bacterial infections) such as PABA, nitrofurantoin, dapsone, sulfasalazine
  • anticancer medicines (used to treat cancer) such as cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, hydroxyurea, flutamide, rasburicase
  • antimalarial agents (used to treat malarial infection) Ex. chloroquine, primaquine, quinine
  • anti-epileptic agents (used to treat fits) Ex. phenytoin, sodium valproate, phenobarbital
  • metoclopramide (a medicine used to treat nausea and vomiting)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else applied excessive XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY, wipe off the excess with a paper towel or tissue paper. If your child or anyone else accidentally swallowed XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY, contact your doctor immediately or visit a nearby hospital immediately as it may lead to severe decrease in low blood pressure.  

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Lignocaine

Pharmacological Category :  

Amide Local Anesthetics

Therapeutic Indication :  

Local anesthesia

Dosage Forms :  

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

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY out of reach of children
  • Store XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY

How long will it take for XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY to induce numbness?

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.

How long does the effects of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY lasts long in the body?

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.

What is the use of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?

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.

How to use XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?

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.

Can XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY be used in children?

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.

Can you drink water after using XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?

Avoid eating foods or drinking water or other fluids after applying XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY as it may reduce its anesthetic effects.

How often can we use XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?

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.

Can XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY be used in infants?

XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY is not recommended for use in children aged below 2 years. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Will XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY cause sleepiness?

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.

Can I have food after applying XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY in the mouth?

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.

What if I have accidental exposure of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY to the eye?

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.

What to do if I forget to take a dose of XYLOCAINE 2% JELLY?

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.

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    60 g
    Ingredient
    LIGNOCAINE(LIDOCAINE) 2 %
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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XYLOCAINE 2% Jelly 50gm

XYLOCAINE 2% Jelly 50gm Mkt: German Remedies Ltd

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