Cocaine (On the skin)

Introduction

Cocaine (koe-KANE)

Used before a medical procedure to numb your mouth, throat, or nose. This medicine is a topical anesthetic.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to cocaine.

How to Use This Medicine

Liquid

  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to other medicines.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have any irritation in your mouth, throat, or nose.
  • Tell your doctor about any disease or illness you have before your procedure.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Cough.
  • Feeling nervous, restless, agitated, or anxious.
  • Slow or fast heartbeat.
  • Tremor or seizure.
  • Extreme weakness
  • Slow or shallow breathing
  • Fever

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Fever, chills.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or pain in your stomach.
  • Blurred vision

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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