Low dose lidocaine infusions (3055)

Key points below

What is lidocaine?

Lidocaine is a medicine that can help relieve pain. If your child does not have pain relief with other medicines, lidocaine may be given.

It is used for pain that is hard to control. This may include:

How is lidocaine given?

Lidocaine infusions are used to give medicine slowly, through an IV. An IV is a small tube that goes into the vein. Infusions are also called drips. The amount of time the medicine is given is different for each child. Your child’s care team will decide how fast the medicine will be given and when it will be stopped.

What side effects might happen during the infusion?

Possible side effects include:

How will my child be watched?

ALERT: Talk to your child’s doctor or nurse if you have any concerns or if your child:

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This sheet was created to help you care for your child or family member. It does not take the place of medical care. Talk with your healthcare provider for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.