Xylocaine Ointment (Lidocaine) Medication


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Drug Description


Xylocaine Ointment is a topical medicine used to relieve pain or discomfort linked with minor burns, sunburn without blistering, insect bites, and sore or tender nipples. 

Xylocaine Ointment is also indicated for alleviating pain and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids (piles) and anal fissures (small tears or cracks in the anus or rectal lining). 

As a local anesthetic, Xylocaine Ointment provides temporary numbness to alleviate pain or itching in the skin. Its mechanism involves blocking nerve signals at the skin’s nerve endings, preventing the transmission of pain signals to the brain. 

Occasionally, dentists may use Xylocaine Ointment as a topical anesthetic to alleviate pain during procedures such as deep scaling, injections, or the placement of new dentures. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Xylocaine Ointment and with every prescription refill, thoroughly review the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet. Do not hesitate to consult your doctor or pharmacist for any questions or concerns.  

The dosage of Xylocaine Ointment may differ per individual based on medical conditions, age, weight, and response to the treatment. 

Typically, this ointment is applied to the affected skin area 2 to 3 times a day (when necessary) or as prescribed by the doctor. 

Refrain from applying this ointment on swollen skin areas, deep puncture wounds, or on raw or blistered skin, such as in cases of severe burns or abrasions. 

To effectively use Xylocaine Ointment, adhere to these steps: 

  1. Begin by thoroughly washing your hands. 
  2. Clean and dry the affected skin area before ointment application. 
  3. Apply a thin layer of the ointment to the affected skin area as per your doctor’s instructions. 
    • Be cautious to prevent contact with the eyes, nose, or ears. If accidental contact occurs, promptly rinse the affected area with clean water. 
  4. After applying the ointment, wash your hands immediately unless you are treating an area on the hands. 

To achieve the best outcome, adhere strictly to the instructions when applying Xylocaine Ointment. Refrain from exceeding the recommended dosage, frequency, or duration of use. 

If your condition persists or deteriorates or you suspect a potentially serious medical issue, seek immediate medical assistance. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Xylocaine Ointment. Notify your doctor if any of these symptoms last or worsen. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Mild irritation at the application site 
  • Numbness in unintended areas due to accidental application 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Intense headache or vomiting 
  • Severe burning, stinging, or irritation at the application site 
  • Swelling or redness 
  • Sudden onset of dizziness or drowsiness following application 
  • Confusion, speech or vision difficulties, or ringing in the ears 
  • Unusual sensations related to temperature 

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the serious symptoms above. 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Xylocaine Ointment may trigger a serious allergic response. Promptly seek medical aid if you notice signs of an allergic reaction, such as: 

  • Hives 
  • Difficulty breathing, 
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat 

This list does not encompass all potential side effects of Xylocaine Ointment. Report to your doctor if any unlisted side effects arise. 


Before starting treatment with Xylocaine Ointment, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to lidocaine or to other amide-type anesthetics (e.g., bupivacaine, prilocaine) 

Ask your pharmacist for more details about this local anesthetic, as it may contain inactive components that may trigger allergic reactions or other complications. 

To ensure Xylocaine Ointment is safe for you, disclose to your doctor your medical background, especially if you have a history of: 

  • Methemoglobinemia (blood disorder), 
  • Open wounds or infections in the intended application area 
  • Preexisting heart or liver conditions 

To minimize the potential for drug interactions with Xylocaine Ointment, inform all your healthcare providers about your complete medication regimen, including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 

Avoid applying Xylocaine Ointment on extensive body areas, covering with waterproof bandages or plastic, or applying heat unless specifically instructed by your doctor, as these actions could elevate the potential for severe side effects. 

Xylocaine Ointment should only be utilized during pregnancy if absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor to weigh the potential risks and benefits. 

If you are breastfeeding and using Xylocaine Ointment for sore nipples, ensure you thoroughly remove the ointment before breastfeeding your baby. Reapply it as necessary afterward. 

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