Most common adverse reactions are conjunctival hyperemia, corneal epithelial changes, headache, and burning upon instillation.
Akten Drug Class
Akten is part of the drug classes:
Analgesics and anesthetics
Anesthetics for topical use
Antiarrhythmics, class Ib
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- disopyramide (Norpace)
- flecainide (Tambocor)
- medications applied to the skin or mouth to treat pain
- mexiletine (Mexitil)
- moricizine (Ethmozine)
- procainamide (Procanabid, Pronestyl)
- propafenone (Rhythmol)
- quinidine (Quinidex)
- tocainide (Tonocard)
This is not a complete list of lidocaine drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. The dose and frequency of use of lidocaine will depend on the condition being treated or the procedure you will undergo.
The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following:
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
Do not use topical forms of lidocaine on broken or blistered skin.
Do not swallow the oral solution of lidocaine. Swish and/or gargle in your mouth and/or throat and spit out the solution.
If you take too much lidocaine, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.
If lidocaine is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur. However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention.
Proper Use of Akten
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given by applying the correct number of drops to the surface of your eye in the area of the planned procedure. For most procedures, two drops will be all that is needed. However, for some other procedures, several applications of the medicine may be needed.
Frequency Not Defined
Corneal epithelial changes
Burning upon instillation
Not for injection; for ophthalmic use only
Caution with history of hypersensitivity to amide type anesthetic
Prolonged use of a topical ocular anesthetic may produce permanent corneal opacification and ulceration with accompanying visual loss
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Lidocaine ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings
Caution is recommended. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Data not available Comments: -This drug is secreted in human milk following systemic use; while no systemic exposure is expected with the ophthalmic formulation, caution is advised. -The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.