A local anesthetic, Lidocaine 2% injection is used to provide prompt and lasting local anesthesia during certain surgical procedures and is approximately twice as effective as procaine.
Dosage and Administration
May be used for epidural, nerve block or infiltration anesthesia of cattle, horses, dogs and cats.
|Route||Cattle, Horses||Dogs, Cats|
|Epidural||5 to 20 ml||3/4 to 1-1/4 ml|
|Infiltration||1/2 to 1 ml||1/4 to 1/2 ml|
|Nerve Block||5 to 20 ml||1-1/2 to 3 ml|
Dosage dependent on size of animal. Administer slowly.
Cautions: Overdosage may result in adverse reactions. Barbiturates are antidotal. Spinal anesthesia in dogs may predispose them to shock. Do not use Pentylene Tetrazole as an antidote. Do not administer by the intravenous route.
Warnings: Milk taken from treated animals within 96 hours after the latest treatment must not be used in food. Treated animals must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 5 days after the latest treatment with this drug.
Store in a cool (10-20°C) dark area. Do not freeze.