Lidocaine description

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Lidocaine
XYLOCAINE® FDA Package Insert
Indications and Usage
Dosage and Administration
Contraindications
Warnings and Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Overdosage
Description
Clinical Pharmacology
Nonclinical Toxicology
How Supplied/Storage and Handling
Labels and Packages
Clinical Trials on Lidocaine
ClinicalTrials.gov

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ahmed Zaghw, M.D. [2]

Description

Xylocaine (lidocaine HCl Injection, USP) is a sterile non-pyrogenic solution of an antiarrhythmic agent administered intravenously by direct injection.

Xylocaine Injection is composed of an aqueous solution of lidocaine hydrochloride. Lidocaine HCl (C14H22N2O•HCl) is chemically designated acetamide, 2-(diethylamino)-N-(2, 6 dimethylphenyl)-, monohydrochloride and is represented by the following structural formula:

Xylocaine structure.JPG

pH adjusted to 5.0−7.0 with sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid. Single use container. Solution does not contain preservatives.[1]

References

  1. "XYLOCAINE (LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE) INJECTION [ASTRAZENECA LP]".

Adapted from the FDA Package Insert.