Lidocaine, Xylocaine, Lidoderm and Lignocaine
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Lidocaine, also known as xylocaine and lignocaine, is a medication used to numb tissue in a specific area and to treat ventricular tachycardia. It can also be used for nerve blocks. Lidocaine mixed with a small amount epinephrine is available to allow larger doses to be used as numbing and to make it last longer. As injectable numbing it typically begins working within four minutes and lasts for half an hour to three hours. Lidocaine may also be applied directly to the skin for numbing.
Common side effects with intravenous use include sleepiness, muscle twitching, confusion, changes in vision, numbness, tingling, and vomiting. It can cause low blood pressure and an irregular heart rate. There are concerns that injecting it into a joint can cause problems with the cartilage. A lower dose may be required in those with liver problems. It is generally safe to use in those allergic to tetracaine or benzocaine. Lidocaine is an antiarrhythmic medication of the class Ib type. Lidocaine works by blocking sodium channels and thus decreasing the rate of contractions of the heart. When used locally as a numbing agent, local neurons cannot signal the brain.
Lidocaine was discovered in 1946 and went on sale in 1948 It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic healthcare system. It is available as a generic medication and is not very expensive. A vial of medication wholesale is about 0.50 to 1.00 USD
On Sep, 5, 2015: 1,107 people reported to have side effects when taking Lidocaine hydrochloride. Among them, 9 people (0.81%) have Hallucination.
On Aug, 26, 2015: 116 people reported to have side effects when taking Lidocaine hydrochloride in plastic container. Among them, 8 people (6.90%) have Hallucination.
On Sep, 6, 2015: 3,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Lidoderm. Among them, 51 people (1.60%) have Hallucination.
On Sep, 18, 2015: 1,168 people reported to have side effects when taking Xylocaine. Among them, 8 people (0.68%) have Hallucination.