Serious Warning On Prescription Lidocaine For Teething Pain; Also Avoid OTC Benzocaine Products

June 27, 2014 2:30 PM

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Serious Warning On Prescription Lidocaine For Teething Pain; Also Avoid OTC Benzocaine Products

FDA notified health professionals, their provider organizations and caregivers for infants, that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain. . .

. . .In 2014, FDA reviewed 22 case reports of serious adverse reactions, including deaths, in infants and young children 5 months to 3.5 years of age who were given oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution for the treatment of mouth pain, including teething and stomatitis, or who had accidental ing...

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