LIDOCAINE; HYDROCORTISONE (LYE doe kane; hye droe KOR ti sone) is an anesthetic pain reliever combined with a corticosteroid. It is used to decrease swelling, itching, and pain that is caused by minor rectal irritation or hemorrhoids.
Hydrocortisone, Lidocaine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is for rectal use only. Some products are applied to the skin surrounding the rectal area. Other products are gently inserted into the rectum. Follow the instructions that come in the package. Wash your hands before and after use. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed.
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 Hydrocortisone, Lidocaine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Hydrocortisone, Lidocaine is only for you. Do not share Hydrocortisone, Lidocaine 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
-burning feeling on the skin
-lack of healing of skin conditions
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-dry skin, irritation
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Hydrocortisone, Lidocaine. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
-certain medicines for irregular heart beat
Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-large areas of burned or damaged skin
-skin infection (especially a virus infection such as chickenpox, cold sores, or herpes
-skin wasting or thinning
-an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, hydrocortisone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
This medicine can make certain skin conditions worse. Only use it for conditions for which your doctor or health care professional has prescribed.
Be careful to avoid injury to the treated area while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.