What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Lidocaine Ointment

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Generic Equivalent - Lidocaine Ointment

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    Description

    Lidocaine is a topical local anaesthetic cream that is also called a numbing medication for the way it works to desensitize the skin and make it less susceptible to pain or irritation. Lidocaine cream uses include for relief of skin irritations like burns, sunburns, insect bites, contact with plants like poison ivy and poison oak as well as for treating rectal discomfort caused by hemorrhoids. Lidocaine may also be used to desensitize skin before a procedure and it works quickly to block nerve signals from reaching receptors in your epidermal skin layer.

    Directions

    Lidocaine skin numbing ointment is easily applied. Simply remove the cap and squeeze a small to moderate amount of the cream into your hand, choosing a size that corresponds to the area of skin affected by pain or irritation to be treated.

    Rub the ointment into the skin until it is completely absorbed. Repeat if you do not experience sufficient relief from pain or irritation.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Lidocaine is 2-(diethylamino)-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl) acetamide.

    Cautions

    Never use excessive amounts of lidocaine in one application. Severe or continuing pain or irritation that is not improved with use of the product should lead you to see your doctor. Never cover any area of skin with bandages or any type of wrap when lidocaine has recently been applied to that area.

    Ensure the lidocaine never enters the eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or genitalia. Lidocaine is for topical use on the skin only.

    Keep lidocaine out of the reach of children or pets. It can be very harmful if swallowed by children or pets. It is best to store lidocaine in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight.

    Interactions

    There are no established interaction risks between lidocaine and any Rx medication or OTC supplements. However, it is advised that you do not apply lidocaine to skin that has been recently (within the last 24-28 hours) been treated with another topical skin product.

    Do not apply lidocaine and sunscreen at the same time.

    Side Effects

    Side effects from lidocaine cream uses are uncommon, but some people may experience mild irritation at the application site on the skin. More serious possible side effects include severe burning, stinging, or irritation, swelling or redness, dizziness or drowsiness after application, or unusual temperate sensations on the skin.

    If any of these more serious side effects are seen you should discontinue use and speak to your physician or the pharmacist at the pharmacy where you buy Lidocaine ointment. They may suggest other pain relief and skin numbing treatment options.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13346

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