Xylocaine is a brand product that contains Lignocaine, which belongs to a class of medications called local analgesics. It works by blocking nerve signals of pain in your body. It is therefore used to reduce itching and pain in skin conditions like minor burns and insect bites, and for pain relief in haemorrhoids. In hospitals, xylocaine injections can be used as surgical anaesthesia.
Xylocaine is available as spray, gel or injections.
If you use the gel, clean and dry the affected area and apply a thin layer to the affected area as directed.
If you are using the spray, shake well before using it. Avoid applying the medication to open wounds. Wash your hands after applying the medication. The maximum dosage for gel and spray is 4.5 mg/kg body weight, and should not exceed 300 mg per dose.
Common side effects of Xylocaine include skin numbness, swelling and itchiness in the applied area.
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In Hong Kong, Xylocaine gel is a medicine under supervised sales and can be purchased under the supervision of a pharmacist from any pharmacies in Hong Kong. Xylocaine injection is a prescription drug. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Xylocaine in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.