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Lidopen (Lidocaine Hydrochloride) - Summary

 
 



LIDOPEN SUMMARY

Lidocaine Hydrochloride Injection, intramuscular for Cardiac Arrhythmias, is a non-pyrogenic, sterile solution prepared from lidocaine hydrochloride, USP and Water for Injection.

Lidocaine hydrochloride is indicated in the management of cardiac arrhythmias, particularly those of ventricular origin, such as occur with acute myocardial infarction.

The selection of the intramuscular route of administration (single dose) is justified in the following circumstances:

  1. By a physician in whose opinion the potential benefits outweigh the possible risks even when ECG equipment is not available to verify the arrhythmia.
  2. By, or under the supervision of, a physician, including mobile coronary care units, when facilities for intravenous administration are not readily available, or under circumstances where maintaining continuous intravenous therapy is difficult or impossible.
  3. For use in the pre-hospital phase of suspected acute myocardial infarction by a patient who has transmitted his electrocardiogram with a CardioBeeper®, whose electrocardiogram demonstrates the presence of a ventricular arrhythmia and who is instructed by qualified medical personnel to self-administer the LidoPen® Auto-Injector.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Lidopen (Lidocaine)

Study shows anesthesia-related deaths decline; improvement needed to reduce injuries
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.10.17]
Although recent trends show a decline in anesthesia-related deaths, a study published today by the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management concludes that risks are evolving and both physicians and...

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
Source: MedicineNet Pregnancy Drug Dangers Specialty [2014.10.15]
Title: Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Large study delivers message to expectant mothers: Epidural, spinal anesthesia safe choices for relieving pain
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.10.14]
Women seeking pain relief during childbirth should be comforted to know that epidural and spinal anesthesia are extremely safe, suggests a study of more than 80,000 women that reviewed anesthesia...

Huge registry shows anesthesia complication rates dropped by more than half in four years
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.10.12]
Anesthesia-related complications decreased by more than half in four years, according to the Anesthesia Quality Institute's (AQI) National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) of more than...

The Death of Joan Rivers: Endoscopy and Anesthesia Risks
Source: MedicineNet Heart Attack and Atherosclerosis Prevention Specialty [2014.09.08]
Title: The Death of Joan Rivers: Endoscopy and Anesthesia Risks
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 9/8/2014 12:58:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/8/2014 12:58:43 PM

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Published Studies Related to Lidopen (Lidocaine)

Cervical lidocaine for IUD insertional pain: a randomized controlled trial. [2012]
intracervical 2% lidocaine gel for pain relief with IUD insertion... CONCLUSION: Topical or intracervical 2% lidocaine gel prior to IUD insertion does

Treatment for postoperative wound pain in gynecologic laparoscopic surgery: topical lidocaine patches. [2012]
CONCLUSIONS: Topical lidocaine patches at the laparoscopic port sites reduced

Lidocaine/tetracaine patch (Rapydan) for topical anaesthesia before arterial access: a double-blind, randomized trial. [2012]
non-inferior to subcutaneous local anaesthetic... CONCLUSIONS: Both the lidocaine/tetracaine patch and subcutaneous injection of

Intravenous lidocaine for the treatment of background or procedural burn pain. [2012]
CONCLUSIONS: As current clinical evidence is based on only one single

Systemic lidocaine to improve postoperative quality of recovery after ambulatory laparoscopic surgery. [2012]
outpatient laparoscopic surgery... CONCLUSIONS: Systemic lidocaine improves postoperative quality of recovery in

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Clinical Trials Related to Lidopen (Lidocaine)

J-Tip® Jet Injection of 1% Buffered Lidocaine or Saline Versus 4% Lidocaine Cream Before Venipuncture or IV Insertion [Not yet recruiting]
To measure and compare pain associated with venipuncture and peripheral intravenous catheter insertion among pediatric emergency department patients randomized to treatment with one of three different pain-reduction strategies: J-Tip® jet injection of 1% buffered lidocaine, J-Tip® jet injection of sterile saline, or application of 4% lidocaine topical cream. The investigators hypothesize that J-Tip® jet injection of 1% buffered lidocaine will provide superior local anesthesia compared to saline or lidocaine cream.

Lidocaine and Ketamine in Abdominal Surgery [Recruiting]
This study is being done to determine if combined infusions of lidocaine and ketamine is better than a lidocaine or ketamine infusion alone, or to placebo in improving recovery after abdominal hysterectomy. Participants will be randomized into one of four groups. Evaluations will be done through walking tests, pain and fatigue questionnaires and blood tests.

A Study to Characterize the Phenotype in Patients With Morton's Neuroma and to Explore the Effect of Local Administration of Xylocaine (Lidocaine) [Recruiting]
To characterize the phenotype in patients with Morton's neuroma and to explore the effect of local administration of Xylocaine (lidocaine)

Intrauterine Lidocaine Infusion for Essure Sterilization Procedures [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to assess the level of pain women experience with an Essure procedure and the effect that lidocaine might have on that pain. We will also assess the absorption of lidocaine in the uterus by measuring lidocaine levels in the blood.

The Effect of Intravenous Lidocaine and Intraperitoneal Lidocaine Irrigation on Pain After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy [Recruiting]
This prospective randomized study aims to comparison the effectiveness of intravenous lidocaine injection and intraperitoneam lidocaine irrigation on the relief of pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

A total of 83 patients will be randomized into one of three groups (group C or group I or group P) based on Excel number generation.

Patients in group C will receive normal saline intravenous injection, and patients in group I will receive an intravenous bolus injection of 1. 5 mg/kg lidocaine followed by a continuous lidocaine infusion of 2 mg/kg/hr.

Patients in group P will receive intraperitoneal lidocaine irrigation with 3. 5 mg/kg lidocaine and normal saline 100cc.

Visual analogue scale pain scores, fentanyl consumption and the frequency at which patients pushed the button (FPB) of a patient-controlled analgesia system will be recorded at 2, 4, 8, 12, 24, 48 hours postoperatively.

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