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Brand Names: Xylocaine, Xylocard
Generic Name: Lidocaine
Manufacturer: Astra Zeneca
Pump spray for topical anaesthesia
1 dose Xylocaine pump spray contains : Lidocaine base 10 mg
For excipients see List of excipients.
Cutaneous spray, solution
The solution is a clear to almost clear, slightly pink-coloured liquid with menthol and banana flavour..
Xylocaine pump spray is intended for use on mucous membranes and provides an efficient surface anaesthesia, which lasts for approximately 10-15 minutes The anaesthesia usually occurs within 1-3 minutes depending on the area of application.
Lidocaine is absorbed following topical administration to mucous membranes, its rate and extent of absorption being dependent upon the concentration and total dose administered, the specific site of application, and the duration of exposure. In general, the rate of absorption of local anaesthetic agents following topical application is most rapid after intratracheal and bronchial administration.
Normally about 64% of the lidocaine is bound to plasma proteins. The main elimination pathway of lidocaine is by liver metabolism. Approximately 90% of the lidocaine administered is excreted in the form of various metabolites and less than 10% is excreted unchanged in the urine.
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