What is Biocaine?
Biocaine Injection is used for Numbness, Pain caused by mouth ulcers, Pain caused by denture irritation, Pain caused by anal or rectal problems, Before minor surgeries as local anesthetic and other conditions. Biocaine Injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Biocaine Injection contains Lidocaine as an active ingredient.
Biocaine Injection works by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body.
Biocaine Injection Uses
Biocaine Injection is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Pain caused by mouth ulcers
- Pain caused by denture irritation
- Pain caused by anal or rectal problems
- Before minor surgeries as local anesthetic
Biocaine Injection - Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Biocaine Injection. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Allergic reactions
Biocaine Injection - Precautions & How to Use
Before using Biocaine Injection, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Do not apply frequently
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Taking other medicines
Biocaine Injection - Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Biocaine Injection may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Biocaine Injection may interact with the following drugs and products:
- Amphotericin B
Biocaine Injection - Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Biocaine Injection is a contraindication. In addition, Biocaine Injection should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Children under the age of 12 years
- Open wounds or damaged areas
Other important Information on Biocaine Injection
Missing a dose
In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Overdosage of Biocaine Injection
Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Biocaine Injection, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
Storage of Biocaine Injection
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Biocaine Injection.
Biocaine Injection - Frequently asked Questions
Is Biocaine Injection safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
Is Biocaine Injection safe while breastfeeding?
Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Biocaine Injection medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Biocaine Injection. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.