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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Lidocaine Toxicity

One of the most commonly used local anesthetic for medical procedures is lidocaine. This anesthetic agent is marketed under the trade name, "Xylocaine". It is the first anesthetic belonging to the amino-amide class. Overdose of any drug leads to toxicity. Same is true for lidocaine. Lidocaine toxicity can develop in adults and children due to its overdose via parenteral or topical administration, accidental ingestion or long-term use. Lidocaine is administered with

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