What is Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief used for?
Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief is commonly used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by skin irritations such as sunburn, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and minor cuts, scratches, or burns.
Lidocaine topical is also used to treat rectal discomfort caused by hemorrhoids. Lidocaine topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How should I take Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief?
Use this medicine exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not apply this medicine in larger amounts than recommended.
Improper use of lidocaine topical may result in death.
Lidocaine topical comes in many different forms (gel, spray, cream, lotion, ointment, liquid, skin patch).
Do not take by mouth. Lidocaine topical is for use only on the skin. If this medicine gets in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse with water.
Use the smallest amount of medicine needed to numb the skin or relieve pain. Your body may absorb too much of this medicine if you use too much, if you apply it over large skin areas, or if you apply heat, bandages, or plastic wrap to treated skin areas. Skin that is cut or irritated may also absorb more topical medication than healthy skin.
Do not apply this medicine to swollen skin areas or deep puncture wounds. Avoid using the medicine on skin that is raw or blistered, such as a severe burn or abrasion.
Do not cover treated skin unless your doctor has told you to.
Lidocaine topical may be applied with your finger tips or a cotton swab.
If your medicine comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use, follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Keep both used and unused lidocaine topical skin patches out of the reach of children or pets. The amount of lidocaine in the skin patches could be harmful to a child or pet who accidentally sucks on or swallows the patch. Seek emergency medical attention if this happens.
How do I store Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief?
Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Fatal overdoses have occurred when numbing medicines were used without the advice of a medical doctor (such as during a cosmetic procedure like laser hair removal). However, overdose has also occurred in women treated with a numbing medicine before having a mammography.
Be aware that many cosmetic procedures are performed without a medical doctor present.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief. Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief is pregnancy risk category B, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- Severe burning, stinging, or irritation where the medicine was applied
- Swelling or redness
- Sudden dizziness or drowsiness after medicine is applied
- Confusion, blurred vision, ringing in your ears
- Unusual sensations of temperature
Common side effects include:
- Mild irritation where the medication is applied
- Numbness in places where the medicine is accidentally applied.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief?
Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief?
Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief?
Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:
- Liver disease
- You take a heart rhythm medicine.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief.
What is the dose of Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief for an adult?
Consult your doctor for further information.
What is the dose of Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief available?
Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Solarcaine® Aloe Extra Burn Relief, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: November 15, 2017 | Last Modified: September 11, 2019