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BRAND LISTING - LMX 4 (Lidocaine Topical)
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5g x 12
5g x 5

LMX 4 (TOPICAL LIDOCAINE)

LMX 4 Description

Although most adults are able to withstand the pain felt when being administered an injection, having an intravenous catheter, cannula, or a peripheral (IV) placed, some just feel pain more intensely and may require a prescription for LMX 4. This is a Topical Lidocaine cream that can be applied about 30 minutes before the procedure so you will be pain-free. LMX 4 can be reapplied for up to 5 hours, depending on how long you need or want to remain painless.

How LMX 4 Helps Block Pain Signals

When applied to the designated skin area as and when directed, the Topical Lidocaine is absorbed into your skin cells and will work to block the conduction of nerve impulses by inhibiting sodium from entering sodium channels. This action will prevent the nerve signals passing through to the pain center located in your brain. The pain signals will be suppressed for approximately 1 hour and LMX 4 cream can be reapplied if needed.

Your skin does not have to be cleansed before applying LMX 4 as it works best when mixed with your own skin oils. Wear gloves when applying LMX 4 and it will be removed with a clean gauze pad just prior to the procedure you are having and the skin will be prepared as usual by medical staff.

Conditions Treated by LMX 4

LMX 4 cream is also convenient for use in children as young as 1 month old, with doctor’s knowledge as dosage with differ compared to applying on adult skin areas. This is especially helpful during baby and children’s vaccinations as there is no pain so no fussing, crying, or struggling. The procedure is over with quickly and the child, parents and doctor will experience less stress. For minor cuts and abrasions, burns, insect bites, or allergic rashes, LMX 4 can provide pain relief and reduce the risk of scratching any affected areas that could result in an infection.

Before LMX 4 is Prescribed

Ask your doctor if it is safe to apply LMX 4 if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Explain other medical conditions or allergies to your doctor and list any OTC or Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal preparations and vitamin or dietary supplements to be certain LMX 4 is the right topical medication for you.

LMX 4 Precautions

When applying LMX 4 to young children, the area can be wrapped or lightly bandaged until time for the procedure so there is less risk of the child touching or rubbing the treated area and getting it in their mouth or eyes. Be aware that scratching the numbed area could result in broken skin or lesions without your knowledge so be careful of any contact with the skin treated with Topical Lidocaine.

Possible Side Effects of LMX 4

  • Itchiness
  • Burning sensation
  • Irritation at treated site

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