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Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone

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Related terms
Uses
Dosing
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Notes

    Related terms
    • U.S. Brand Names: AnaMantle HC Cream;AnaMantle HC Forte;AnaMantle HC Gel;LidaMantle HC;LidaMantle HC Relief PadT;LidoCortT;PeranexT HC;PeranexT HC Medi-Pad;RectaGelT HC
    • Pharmacologic Category: Anesthetic/Corticosteroid

    Uses
    • It is used to treat skin rashes.
    • It is used to treat signs of hemorrhoids or rectal irritation.
    • Lidocaine numbs the area.
    • Hydrocortisone stops or lowers irritation and swelling.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
    • Wash your hands before and after use.
    • Skin:
    • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
    • Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
    • Rectal:
    • Use rectal cream rectally.

    Missed Dose

    • Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
    • Do not use two doses or extra doses.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.

    Safety



    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to lidocaine, hydrocortisone, or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

    Precautions

    • All products:
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
    • Skin:
    • Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by your doctor.

    Side Effects

    • Skin irritation.

    Monitoring

    • Change in the health problem being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
    • Rectal:
    • Very bad bleeding from rectum or rectal pain.
    • Skin:
    • Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5F (38C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.
    • Very bad skin irritation.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. You may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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