Lidoderm and Alcohol
Lidoderm generic name lidocaine topical is also sold under brand names AneCream, Anestacon, Bactine, LidaMantle, LidoCream, LMX 5, Senatec Xylocaine Topical and Zilactin-L and belongs to the family of local anesthetics which work by blocking nerve signals in the body. It is used to relieve post-shingles pain.
It should be applied to skin having no blisters.
It is also used to reduce discomfort of skin irritations such as sunburn, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, minor cuts, scratches, hemorrhoids and burns. It may also be used to treat sores in the mouth and to numb inside the mouth prior to dental procedures.
It is suggested that you discuss moderate consumption of alcohol with your physican while using Lidoderm.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Lidoderm advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding,.
Less serious side effects are mild irritation, redness or swelling where it is applied or numbness where accidentally applied. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, severe dizziness, fainting, fast pounding heartbeat, feet, drowsiness. confusion, tremors, seizures or blurred vision. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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