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Lidocaine

Generic Name: Lidocaine (Ophthalmic) (LYE doe kane)
Brand Name: Akten
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Lidocaine (Ophthalmic). Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.

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Drug Information:
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take lidocaine (ophthalmic) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use lidocaine (ophthalmic) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Lidocaine Side Effects

Lidocaine ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to lidocaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic gel/jelly

Along with its needed effects, lidocaine ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking lidocaine ophthalmic:

More common

  • Blurred vision or other changes in vision
  • burning feeling at site of application
  • redness of the white part of eyes or inside of eyelids

Some side effects of lidocaine ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Headache

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to lidocaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic gel

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Conjunctival hyperemia, corneal epithelial changes

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache

Local

Frequency not reported: Burning upon instillation

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Lidocaine (www.drugs.com/cdi/lidocaine-ophthalmic.html).