AstraZeneca | Altaseptic (Medication)
Altaseptic, gennerally known as lidocaine, is a local anesthetic that starts to numb the lining of the mouth and throat 1-2 minutes after application. It is used to numb the lining of the mouth and throat before certain medical procedure such as intubation.
This medication is usually sprayed into the mouth by a health care professional immediately before the procedure. It numbs the nose and throat, therefore you should be careful not to choke or bite your tongue and mouth. You shouldn't chew gum for 1 hour after the procedure. ...
The most common side effects include:mild nausea, stinging, swelling, burning, dizziness and drowsiness. If any of these persist or get worse call your doctor.
If any of the following more serious side effects occur, seek immediately medical help:slow or shallow breathing, slow or irregular heartbeat, mental changes such as severe drowsiness, confusion or nervousness, seizures, fainting, vision changes like double or blurred vision. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you are allergic to it or to it's ingredients and if you have any other allergies. Also tell your doctor if you are using any other medication and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:bites/cuts/scrapes/sores in your mouth or throat, heart problems such as irregular heartbeat, severe infection with high fever (sepsis), or liver disease.
Because it can cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive or use heavy machinery until you are sure you can do it safely. Children are more sensitive to this medicine, so extra care is needed.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...