Lidocaine cream

Lidocaine rectal cream

This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.

Lidocaine rectal cream in its composition contains four active ingredients: zinc oxide, Lidocaine, Hydrocortisone Acetate and aluminum subacetat. Lidocaine cream belongs to a group of medicines called local anesthetics. Fast and long block transmission of pain impulses, and is employed in order to eliminate the pain and itching. Hydrocortisone Acetate is a corticosteroid for topicalapplication. It has anti-inflammatory, and prevents or reduces the redness, swelling and itching. Zinc oxide and aluminum subacetat are astringent, or possess property tightening tissue. Lidocaine rectal ointment is used for relief of symptoms in association with haemorrhoids (piles) such as pain and inflammation, anal and perianal pruritus (itchy the area around the anus and rectum), and anal fissure (sores in the form of cleavage), fistula (sores in the form channels) and proctitis (inflammation of the final part of the colon).

Do not use this cream

Do not apply Lidocaine cream:

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to lidocaine, Hydrocortisone Acetate and / or any other ingredient Lidocaine cream;
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to other local anesthetics or other corticosteroid medication;
  • If the area where you intend to apply Lidocaine cream have infection that does not heal;
  • If in outpatient conditions apply medication uneven heartbeat (eg amiodarone or sotalol).

Do not use Lidocaine cream if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this cream.

Be careful when applying this medicine

Please check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine:

  • If your skin in the area where you intend to apply Lidocaine cream very thin or delicate;
  • If the area where you intend to apply Lidocaine cream if you have infection. In this case, the doctor may recommend you to use with Lidocaine cream and apply medication to treat the infection;
  • If you ever been told that you or someone in your family has a rare disease under called porphyria (disorder in the creation of blood pigment).

Interactions (The usage of other medicines)

Please note that this information may relate to the medicines no longer apply, as well as the medication you are planning to apply in the future. Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently applied any other medicines, including medicines procured without a doctor's prescription. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are applying for:

  • Medicines against irregular heartbeat (such as amiodarone or sotalol);
  • Other local anesthetics.

Taking Lidocaine cream with food and liquid

Application of food and drink should not have an impact on the effectiveness of rectal Lidocaine cream.

Cream use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Before you start to apply some medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Pregnancy: If you are pregnant or if there is a possibility of getting pregnant, before applying Lidocaine cream check with your doctor. Your doctor will decide whether you can apply Lidocaine cream during this period. Breastfeeding: If you are breastfeeding, prior to Lidocaine cream consult your doctor. Your doctor will decide whether you can apply Lidocaine cream in during this period.

The effect of this medicine on the management of motor vehicles and machinery operation

With recommended dosage, effects of Lidocaine cream on the ability to vehicles and / or operating machinery is not to be expected.

Medicines use

Apply the medication exactly as instructions that your doctor has given. If you feel that the medicine is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist! Before and after applying Lidocaine cream , you should thoroughly wash your hands. Lidocaine cream is applied in a thin layer to clean the anal area, several times a day, depending on the intensity of the symptoms. In the box and continue to facilitate application rectal fat. Its application is an individual. Certain persons may help with medicine applications. After each use, the sequel to facilitate the application desirable is thoroughly washed. The daily dose should not be higher than the amount of 6 g (grams) Lidocaine cream. How long you should apply Lidocaine cream?

  • Lidocaine cream should be applied to time-limited period. Treatment usually lasts from 10 days to 21 days.
  • In the case of prolonged use Lidocaine cream (more than 21 days), you seek the advice of your doctor. Your doctor may recommend that you take a break (interval during which the rectal ointment does not apply), especially if it is suspected that the occurred irritation caused by lidocaine or Hydrocortisone Acetate. If the local irritation down and retire after the termination of a rectal cream, it is possible that is a hypersensitivity to lidocaine or Hydrocortisone Acetate, which will further your doctor examine (through allergological test on the skin called patch test).


If you apply more than the prescribed dose is, consult your doctor or pharmacist! If you apply too much Lidocaine cream, ask your doctor as soon as possible. Too much dose of Lidocaine cream, although rare, can cause convulsions in children, and in the latter case especially important is to look for medical assistance.

If you forget to take the medicine

If you forget to medication, do not use twice the amount of the medicine later, but continue to use the medicine according to the usual schedule. If you missed medication applied, please do so as soon as you remember. After that, continue with use of this product according to the usual schedule and suitably. Never exert a double dose of the medicine at once, to make up the missed dose.

If you stop taking this medicine

Abrupt cessation of administration of this product should not have a detrimental effect on your body. If you have any further questions on the use of Lidocaine cream ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side effects

Like all other medicines, Lidocaine cream can cause side effects. With the recommended dosage and route of administration side effects are rare. Side effects Lidocaine cream is not evident in all people. Stop using Lidocaine cream and immediately consult your doctor if you you notice any of these side effects - you may need urgent medical treatment:

  • Sudden redness, itching or skin rash;
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body;
  • shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing.

The above-mentioned side effects may mean that you have an allergic reaction. Stop using Lidocaine cream and consult with your doctor If you notice any of the following side effects:

  • Pain in the ass;
  • Bleeding from the back passage.

Other possible side effects:

  • Redness, swelling and itching at the injection site Lidocaine cream. If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice any side effects not listed here, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine is also known as: Xylocaine

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