Xylocaine 4 % Injection

Manufactured by Astra Zeneca Pharma India Ltd.
Composition: Lidocaine
Prescription Required: Yes


Xylocaine 4 % Injection is an effective numbing medicine used before surgical procedures. It blocks nerve signals from a specific part of the body and is categorized as a local anesthetic medicine. It is also used to treat arrhythmia characterized by an improper beating of the heart.


Commonly asked questions for Xylocaine 4 % Injection

Onset of action

The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is subject to variations based on the intended use and route of administration. The effect of this medicine can be observed within 45-90 seconds upon intravenous administration while the transdermal form takes 4-6 hours.

Duration of effect

The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to variations based on the route of administration. The intravenous form is short acting while the other forms stay effective for longer durations.

Safe with alcohol?

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

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Usage in pregnancy?

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Medical supervision is advised while taking this medicine.

Usage while breast-feeding?

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Medical supervision is advised while taking this medicine.


List of substitutes for Xylocaine 4 % Injection

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Xylocaine 4 % Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Xylo 4 % InjectionAstra Zeneca Pharma India Ltd.


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