Lidocaine is used in the management of cardiac arrhythmias. Lidocaine is also a local anaesthetic used for surface anaesthesia of mucous membranes, infiltration anaesthesia, peripheral and sympathetic nerve block, dental anaesthesia, spinal anaesthesia, and intravenous regional anaesthesia.
- Parenteral > Locoregional injections > Spinal anaesthesia: 5% in 2 mL ampoule (hydrochloride) + 7.5% glucose solution
- Parenteral > Locoregional injections > Other: 1% in vial (hydrochloride); 2% in vial (hydrochloride)
- Local > Topical > unspecified: 2 to 4% (hydrochloride)
- Parenteral > General injections > IV: 20 mg per mL in 5 mL ampoule (hydrochloride)