Lido is a topical anesthetic used to help preventing pain associated with minor surgical procedures in the ear, nose and throat. Also used to help preventing pain and or discomfort during dental procedures (e.g., prior to an injection), during general anesthesia to prevent coughing, to help preventing pain during the final stages of child dbirth, before the cutting or stitching of the perineum (skin between the vagina and anus
(in Spray form)
Each spray delivers 10 mg of Lidocaine. The maximum dose is 20 sprays (200mg).
In dentistry, the normal dose is 1-5 sprays. Two sprays per quarter of the mouth is recommended, with a maximum of 3 sprays per quarter of the mouth over 30 minutes. In sinus procedures 3 sprays are used. Up to 20 sprays may be necessary in chi ildbirth and procedures of the throat and windpipe. Lower doses are used for children aged 3-12 years. Lidocaine 10% Spray is not recommended for children under 3 years. in divided doses, with a maximum of 3 g/day. Dosage should begin at 50 mg/kg/day. The exact dosage will depend on clinical response.
Manufacturer: Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.