- A very effective local anaesthetic of the amide-type, with low toxicity and prolonged action.
- a potent local anaesthetic for producing epidural, nerve conduction (blocking) and infiltration anaesthesia.
- Do not give intravenously.
- Not given to animals with a known hypersensitivity to the drug.
- Epidural anaesthesia is not applied to dogs which are highly distressed, due to the danger of shock.
Side – Effects
- Lidocaine is usually well tolerated, but a dverse reaction may occur in cases of hypersensitivity, wrong technique and over – dosage.
- In cases of respiratory difficulty, immediately, apply artificial respiration or give oxygen.
- Shock, convulsions and transient drowsiness may occur, when large dosesgiven by i.v. in such case, inject by i.v., a short acting barbiturate to control nervous system stimulation, and apply artificial respiration or give oxygen.
|Each ml contains||.|
|Lidocaine Hydrochloride||20 mg|
For cattle, equines, sheep, goats, cats, dogs, pigs. Doses depend on the size of the animal and the area to be anaesthetized.
Always, administer slowly.
|Cattle, equines||5 -15 ml|
|Dogs, cats||1 ml /5 kg b.wt.|
|Calves, sheep, goats||3 - 10 ml|
|- Cattle, equines:||5 - 20 ml.|
|Infiltration||By local subcutaneous or intramuscular injection|
|Dilute to 0.5% concentration (1 ml of 2% solution with 3 ml of sterile water||4 ml of 0.5 %solution)|
|Cattle||5 -100 ml.|
|Pigs||60-80 ml (for laparotomy).|
|Dogs||2-10 ml (tail amputation: 0.5 – 5 ml)|
|Cats||0.5 – 4 ml (local s.c. Inj. For minor surgery).|
|For meat and milk consumption||5 days.|
: keep in dry, dark place at below 30 º C.