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Dolocaine Cream

Manufacturer: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Prilocaine, Lidocaine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Dolocaine Cream, a local anesthetic drug of the amino amide type, relieves pain of normal intact skin and numbs skin to pain from injections and other medical procedures. It works by blocking nerves from transmitting painful impulses to the brain. In its injectable form, it is used in dentistry. It is also often used in combination with lidocaine as a topical preparation for dermal anesthesia, for treatment of conditions like paresthesia. It is also commonly used for intravenous regional anaesthesia due to its low cardiac toxicity.

Make sure you tell your doctor if you have G6PD deficiency, a history of heart disease, heart rhythm problems, infection at or near the place of application, a blood disorder or a liver disease. It is advised to not apply this medicine on open wounds, burns, or broken or inflamed skin. Avoid its contact with the eyes, ears or mouth.

This medicine has a few side effects including burning, itching, whitening, swelling or skin rash at application site, cough, difficulty in swallowing, large, hives on the eyelids, lips, face or tongue, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, stuffy nose, tightness in the chest, troubled breathing and wheezing.

The recommended dose for adults and teenagers is 1 to 2.5 gm, applied as a thick layer to the skin area. Dosage for children is based on their body weight and must be determined by doctor.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.
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  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Manforce staylong gel is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Manforce staylong gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dolocaine Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Dolocaine Cream is a local anaesthetic that works by inhibiting depolarisation of the voltage gated sodium channel and stabilising the neuronal membrane. This leads to a decrease in the permeability of the membrane which reduces the influx of sodium required to conduct impulses.

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