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LOX 2% ADRENALINE INJECTION

Manufactured byNeon Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsLidocaine
Description

LOX 2% ADRENALINE INJECTION is an effective agent that is used to numb a specific area of the body to reduce pain and discomfort caused by surgical or other invasive medical procedures such as needle punctures, or insertion of a catheter or breathing tube. This medicine is also may be used for the management of heart rhythm disorders likely to occur during heart surgeries or a heart attack.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for LOX 2% ADRENALINE INJECTION

  • Flushing or redness of skin
  • Injection site bruising and red coloration
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Cracked or scaly skin
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Blurred vision
  • Chills or cold sweats
  • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Headache
  • Convulsions

Uses of LOX 2% ADRENALINE INJECTION

What is it prescribed for?

  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Nerve block to relieve pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is 45-90 seconds upon administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is 2 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Lidocaine, other amide-type local anesthetics, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Adams Stokes syndrome

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having repeated episodes of fainting due to periodic onset and offset of blockage of impulses in the heart.

Heart block

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a secondary or tertiary degree of heart block and no pacemaker is implanted to correct the defect.

Hypovolemia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with hypovolemia (low blood volume).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Malignant hyperthermia

The use of this medicine may cause malignant hyperthermia, a condition characterized by a rapid rise in body temperature and severe muscle pain. Therapy should be discontinued at the first instance of this condition. Appropriate corrective measures and replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Monitoring of ECG

Monitoring of ECG and other parameters is necessary when this medicine is given to a patient for anesthesia.

Driving or operating machines

The use of this medicine may cause blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, or impaired thinking abilities in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery until these symptoms subside or disappear.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Chlordiazepoxide

Fluconazole

Propranolol

Tramadol

Sodium Nitrite

Prilocaine

Disease interactions

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Heart disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Report any incidence of irregular heart rate and very low blood pressure to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizure disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking pain signals from the body to the brain. It works on the heart rhythm by affecting the electrical signals generated by the heart.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Local injectable anesthetics, Group I antiarrhythmics

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2798

Lidocaine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 June 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00281

Lidocaine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 5 June 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Lidocaine
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Information on this page was last updated on 10 Jun 2020

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