Lidocaine products vary in their licensed status and other characteristics which affects their suitability for intrathecal administration

Licensed for intrathecal use

Products licensed for intrathecal use are the first line option and should be used wherever suitable.

There are currently no known lidocaine products licensed for intrathecal administration.

Unlicensed ‘Special’, specified for epidural use

Unlicensed medicines that are manufactured in MHRA-licensed Specials Manufacturing Units, at the request of an authorised healthcare professional specifically for epidural use.

Tayside Pharmaceuticals, Dundee

Lidocaine hydrochloride Epidural Injection


1% in 10mL and 20mL amps

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