Lidocaine

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Lactation Safety Information

Intravenous as anti-arrhythmic

Intravenous
as anti-arrhythmic
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Small amounts in breast milk
Moderate published evidence of use in breastfeeding
Minimal absorption from the infant’s GI tract
Used in full-term neonates from birth
28th September 2016

For local anaesthesia

For local anaesthesia
Limited published evidence of safety
This entry applies to all uses (infiltration, regional and surface anaesthesia and nerve blocks) and formulations (injection/topical) of lidocaine for local anaesthesia, including injections with adrenaline
Small amounts in breast milk and minimal absorption from the infant’s GI tract

For ophthalmic use

For ophthalmic use
Only available in combination with fluorescein for which there are no additional risks

Ointment/spray for orophayngeal use

Ointment/spray for orophayngeal use

Rectal

Rectal
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Topical/rectal use for short periods in combination with a corticosteroid considered to present minimal risk to breastfed infant
11th July 2016