LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) is an anesthetic. This medicine is used to numb the eye and surrounding area before certain procedures.
Akten may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is applied to the eye. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Akten contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Akten is only for you. Do not share Akten with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-burning, stinging, redness, or irritation in the eye
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Akten . Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
Interactions are not expected.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Do not touch, wipe or rub your eyes after application of this medicine. You could hurt the eye without feeling it. Do not try and put contact lenses in your eyes until the effect of this medicine has worn off.
You should not use this medicine yourself except under the direct supervision of your doctor. This medicine should not be used for prolonged periods of time. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.