Also Known As: Lidocaine/topical, Lidoderm, xylocaine/topical, Lignocaine/topical

Lidocaine (INNBAN/ˈldɵkn/xylocaine, or lignocaine (AAN, former BAN/ˈlɪɡnɵkn/ is a common local anesthetic and class 1b antiarrhythmic drug. Lidocaine is used topically to relieve itching, burning and pain from skin inflammations, injected as a dental anesthetic or as a local anesthetic for minor surgery.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic healthcare system.[1]

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