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LOX 5% OINTMENT

Manufactured byNeon Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsLidocaine
Description

LOX 5% OINTMENT acts as an anesthetic lubricant and used to numb the lining of the mouth, throat, or nose before certain medical procedures like endotracheal intubation or other conditions as determined by the doctor or healthcare professional. It helps to relieve pain, burning sensation, itching, and discomfort associated with minor cuts, scratches, skin irritation, insect bites, burns, etc. It is also used to relieve pain, itching, and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for LOX 5% OINTMENT

  • Flushing or redness of skin
  • Cracked or scaly skin
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Blurred vision
  • Nervousness
  • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Unpleasant aftertaste

Uses of LOX 5% OINTMENT

What is it prescribed for?

  • Local anesthesia
  • Pain and irritation
  • Hemorrhoids
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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 3-5 minutes.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to vary based on the intended use.
  • 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 absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to lidocaine, amide-type local anesthetics, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

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

Eye/Ear irritation

This medicine should not be applied to the eyes, ears, or cracked skin surface. Wash the eyes immediately with water if contact with this medicine occurs.

Irritation and redness

If you develop skin redness and irritation after using this medicine, discontinue its use immediately. If the symptoms persist for more than 7 days, consult your doctor for further treatment.

Allergic reactions

This medicine may cause allergic reactions like cutaneous lesions, urticaria, edema, anaphylactoid reactions, etc. in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Severe burns and cuts

This medicine is not recommended for use in case of severe burns or cuts, deep puncture wounds, and animal bites, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Missed Dose

This medicine is used as and when required, so the chances of missing a dose are less likely.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Sodium Nitrite

Prilocaine

Disease interactions

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.

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.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Contact your doctor if you experience any side effects, or if the symptoms don't improve after multiple applications. If this medicine is administered by a qualified healthcare professional, inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking pain signals from the body to the brain.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Local anesthetics

Schedule

Schedule H

Lidocaine Ointment USP, 5% For Topical use do not use in the eyes Rx Only [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 9 June 2020]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=d1509740-f9f1-44e3-8fde-51d8683fcd87&type=display

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 9 Jun 2020

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