Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone

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Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone
Adult Indications & Dosage
Pediatric Indications & Dosage
Contraindications
Warnings & Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Use in Specific Populations
Administration & Monitoring
Overdosage
Pharmacology
Clinical Studies
How Supplied
Images
Patient Counseling Information
Precautions with Alcohol
Brand Names
Look-Alike Names

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Overview

Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone is an anti-Inflammatory and anesthetic agent that is FDA approved for the treatment of relief of itching, pain, soreness and discomfort due to hemorrhoids, anal fissures, pruritus ani and similar conditions of the anal area. Common adverse reactions include stinging or burning from open areas of skin, or transient blanching (lightening), or erythema (redness) of the skin.

Adult Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Adult)

  • Product is used for the anti-inflammatory and anesthetic relief of itching, pain, soreness and discomfort due to hemorrhoids, anal fissures, pruritus ani and similar conditions of the anal area.

Dosing Information

  • Apply product to the affected area(s) twice daily or as directed by a physician. Product should not be used in excess of recommendations or for prolonged use in the anal canal. If the condition does not respond to repeated courses of product or should worsen, discontinue use and seek the advice of your physician.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Adult)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone (topical) in adult patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone (topical) in adult patients.

Pediatric Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric)

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric) in the drug label.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Pediatric)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone (topical) in pediatric patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone (topical) in pediatric patients.

Contraindications

  • Product should not be used in patients with a history of sensitivity to any of its ingredients or adverse reactions to lidocaine or amide anesthetics, which usually do not cross-react with “caine” ester type anesthetics. If excessive irritation and significant worsening occur, discontinue use and seek the advice of your physician. Product and topical lidocaine should be used cautiously in those with impaired liver function, as well as the very ill or very elderly and those with significant liver disease. Product should be used with caution on patients receiving antiarrhythmic drugs of Class I since the adverse effects are additive and generally synergistic. These products are contraindicated for tuberculous or fungal lesions or skin vaccinia, varicella and acute herpes simplex. Topical corticosteroids are contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation.

Warnings

  • For external use only. Not for ophthalmic use.
  • Product, applicators and moist wipes could harm small children if chewed or swallowed.
  • Keep product, moist wipes and applicators out of the reach of children.
  • Topical formulations of lidocaine may be absorbed to a greater extent through mucous membranes and abraded, fissured or irritated skin than through intact skin. Product should not be ingested or applied into the mouth, inside of the nose or in the eyes. Product should not be used in the ears. Any situation where lidocaine penetrates beyond the tympanic membrane into the middle ear is contraindicated because of ototoxicity associated with lidocaine observed in animals when instilled in the middle ear. Product should not come into contact with the eye or be applied into the eye because of the risk of severe eye irritation and the loss of eye surface sensation which reduces protective reflexes and can lead to corneal irritation and possibly abrasion. If eye contact occurs, rinse out the eye immediately with saline or water and protect the eye surface until sensation is restored.

PRECAUTIONS:

  • If irritation or sensitivity occurs or infection appears, discontinue use and institute appropriate therapy. If extensive areas are treated, the possibility of systemic absorption exists. Systemic absorption of topical steroids has produced reversible hypothalamic pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing’s syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glycosuria in some patients. Conditions which augment systemic absorption include the application of the more potent steroids, use over large surface areas, prolonged use, and the addition of occlusive dressings. Therefore, patients receiving a large dose of potent topical steroids applied to a large surface area, or under an occlusive dressing, should be evaluated periodically for evidence of HPA axis suppression. If noted, an attempt should be made to withdraw the drug to reduce the frequency of application, or to substitute a less potent steroid.
  • Recovery of the HPA axis function is generally prompt and complete upon discontinuation of the drug. Infrequently, signs and symptoms of steroid withdrawal may occur, requiring supplemental systemic corticosteroids. Children may absorb proportionately larger amounts of topical corticosteroids and thus be more susceptible to systemic toxicity. If irritation develops, topical steroids should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. In the presence of dermatological infections, the use of an appropriate antifungal or antibacterial agent should be instituted. If a favorable response does not occur promptly, the corticosteroid should be discontinued until the infection has been adequately controlled.

Adverse Reactions

Clinical Trials Experience

  • During, immediately, or following application of product, there may be transient stinging or burning from open areas of skin, or transient blanching (lightening), or erythema (redness) of the skin.

Postmarketing Experience

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone Postmarketing Experience in the drug label.

Drug Interactions

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone Drug Interactions in the drug label.

Use in Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category (FDA): C

  • Reproduction studies have been performed for lidocaine in rats at doses up to 6.6 times the human dose and have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus caused by lidocaine. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response. General consideration should be given to this fact before administering lidocaine to women of childbearing potential, especially during early pregnancy when maximum organogenesis takes place. Corticosteroids are generally teratogenic in laboratory animals when administered systemically at relatively low dosage levels. The more potent corticosteroids have been shown to be teratogenic after dermal application in laboratory animals. There are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women on teratogenic effects from topically applied corticosteroids. Therefore, topical corticosteroids should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Drugs of this class should not be used extensively on pregnant patients, in large amounts, or for prolonged periods of time.


Pregnancy Category (AUS): There is no Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) guidance on usage of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone in women who are pregnant.

Labor and Delivery

There is no FDA guidance on use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone during labor and delivery.

Nursing Mothers

  • Lidocaine is excreted in human milk. The clinical significance of this observation is unknown. Caution should be exercised when lidocaine is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone in pediatric settings.

Geriatic Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone in geriatric settings.

Gender

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone with respect to specific gender populations.

Race

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone with respect to specific racial populations.

Renal Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone in patients with renal impairment.

Hepatic Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone in patients with hepatic impairment.

Females of Reproductive Potential and Males

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone in women of reproductive potentials and males.

Immunocompromised Patients

There is no FDA guidance one the use of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone in patients who are immunocompromised.

Administration and Monitoring

Administration

  • Topical

Monitoring

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone Monitoring in the drug label.

IV Compatibility

There is limited information regarding the compatibility of Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone and IV administrations.

Overdosage

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone overdosage. If you suspect drug poisoning or overdose, please contact the National Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) immediately.

Pharmacology

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone Pharmacology in the drug label.

Mechanism of Action

  • Product releases lidocaine to stabilize the neuronal membrane by inhibiting the ionic fluxes required for initiation and conduction of impulses, thereby effecting local anesthetic action. Hydrocortisone acetate provides relief of inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses.

Structure

  • Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 0.5% Cream Kit, Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 1% Cream Kit, and Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 2.5% Gel Kit are indicated for the anti-inflammatory and anesthetic relief of itching, pain, soreness, and discomfort due to hemorrhoids, anal fissures, pruritus ani and similar conditions of the anal area.
  • Lidocaine is chemically designated as acetamide, 2-(diethylamino)- N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl), and has the following structure:
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  • Hydrocortisone acetate has a chemical name pregn-4-ene-3, 20-dione, 21-(acetyloxy)- 11,17- dihydroxy-(11ß)-. It has the following structural formula:
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Pharmacodynamics

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone Pharmacodynamics in the drug label.

Pharmacokinetics

  • Lidocaine may be absorbed following topical administration to mucous membranes, its rate and extent of absorption depending upon the specific site of application, duration of exposure, concentration, and total dosage. In general, the rate of absorption of local anesthetic agents following topical application occurs most rapidly after intratracheal administration. Lidocaine is also well-absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, but little intact drug appears in the circulation because of biotransformation in the liver.
  • Lidocaine is metabolized rapidly by the liver, and metabolites and unchanged drug are excreted by the kidneys. Biotransformation includes oxidative N-dealkylation, ring hydroxylation, cleavage of the amide linkage, and conjugation. N-dealkylation, a major pathway of biotransformation, yields the metabolites monoethylglycinexylidide and glycinexylidide. The pharmacological/toxicological actions of these metabolites are, similar to but less potent than, those of lidocaine. Approximately 90% of lidocaine administered is excreted in the form of various metabolites, and less than 10% is excreted unchanged. The primary metabolite in urine is a conjugate of 4-hydroxy-2, 6-dimethylaniline. The plasma binding of lidocaine is dependent on drug concentration, and the fraction bound decreases with increasing concentration. At concentrations of 1 to 4 g of free base per mL, 60 to 80 percent of lidocaine is protein bound. Binding is also dependent on the plasma concentration of the alpha-1-acid glycoprotein. Lidocaine crosses the blood-brain and placental barriers, presumably by passive diffusion.
  • Studies of lidocaine metabolism following intravenous bolus injections have shown that the elimination half-life of this agent is typically 1.5 to 2 hours. Because of the rapid rate at which lidocaine is metabolized, any condition that affects liver function may alter lidocaine kinetics. The half-life may be prolonged two-fold or more in patients with liver dysfunction. Renal dysfunction does not affect lidocaine kinetics but may increase the accumulation of metabolites. Factors such as acidosis and the use of CNS stimulants and depressants affect the CNS levels of lidocaine required to produce overt systemic effects. Objective adverse manifestations become increasingly apparent with increasing venous plasma levels above 6 g free base per mL. In the rhesus monkey arterial blood levels of 18-21 g/mL have been shown to be threshold for convulsive activity.
  • The extent of percutaneous absorption of topical corticosteroids is determined by many factors including the vehicle, the integrity of the epidermal barrier, and the use of occlusive dressings.
  • Topical corticosteroids can be absorbed from normal intact skin. Inflammation and/or other disease processes in the skin increase percutaneous absorption. Occlusive dressings substantially increase the percutaneous absorption of topical corticosteroids. Thus, occlusive dressings may be a valuable therapeutic adjunct for treatment of resistant dermatoses.
  • Once absorbed through the skin, topical corticosteroids are handled through pharmacokinetic pathways similar to systemically administered corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are bound to plasma protein in varying degrees. Corticosteroids are metabolized primarily in the liver and are then excreted by the kidneys. Some of the topical corticosteroids and their metabolites are also excreted into the bile.

Nonclinical Toxicology

CARCINOGENESIS, MUTAGENESIS, AND IMPAIRMENT OF FERTILITY:
  • Long-term animal studies have not been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential or the effect on fertility of topical corticosteroids. Studies to determine mutagenicity with prednisolone and hydrocortisone have revealed negative results. Studies of lidocaine in animals to evaluate the carcinogenic and mutagenic potential of the effect on fertility have not been conducted.

Clinical Studies

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone Clinical Studies in the drug label.

How Supplied

Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 0.5% Cream Kit

14 Count Kit, NDC 13925-157-14 Containing: 14 single use ¼ oz (7g) Tubes (NDC 13925-157-07) of Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 0.5% Cream (a white cream) and 14 Applicators

Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 0.5% Cream Kit

20 Count Kit, NDC 13925-165-20 Containing: 20 single use ¼ oz (7g) Tubes (NDC 13925-157-07) of Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 0.5% Cream (a white cream), 20 Applicators and 20 Moist Wipes

Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 1% Cream Kit

20 Count Kit, NDC 13925-163-20 Containing: 20 single use ¼ oz (7g) Tubes (NDC 13925-163-07) of Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 1% Cream (a white cream), 20 Applicators and 20 Moist Wipes

Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 2.5% Gel Kit

20 Count Kit, NDC 13925-164-20 Containing: 20 single use ¼ oz (7g) Tubes (NDC 13925-164-07) of Lidocaine 3% - Hydrocortisone 2.5% Gel (a white gel), 20 Applicators and 20 Moist Wipes

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-77°F). See USP Controlled Room Temperature. Protect from freezing.

Storage

  • Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-77°F).
  • Protect from freezing.

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Rx Only NDC-13925-157-14

Lidocaine 3% Hydrocortisone 0.5% Cream Kit

CONTENTS: 14 Single-Use 1/4 oz. (7 g) Tubes and Applicators.

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC USE.

SETON PHARMACEUTICALS

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Patient Counseling Information

PATIENT DIRECTIONS FOR RECTAL ADMINISTRATION:
  • Remove moist wipe from box, tear open the package, gently clean the affected area and discard moist wipe. (Note: The moist wipe does not contain any of the prescribed active ingredients.) The cap and foil seal should be removed from the tube and the applicator tip firmly screwed onto the end of the tube and tightened. (Do not over tighten.) While holding the tube, gently squeeze the tube until a small amount of cream/gel comes out of the applicator openings. This will lubricate the applicator tip. Gently insert the applicator tip into anal area. Continue squeezing the body of the tube as you move it around the areas of discomfort, and lastly, around and in the anal opening (if directed by physician). Do not completely insert the applicator and tube into the anus or insert deep into the rectum. Do not insert a loose applicator tip into the anus or rectum. Once application is completed, the tube and applicator tip should be gently removed and discarded.
KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

All prescriptions using this product shall be pursuant to state statutes as applicable. This is not an Orange Book product. This product may be administered only under a physician’s supervision. There are no implied or explicit claims on the therapeutic equivalence.

Manufactured for: Seton Pharmaceuticals Manasquan, NJ 08736 1-800-510-3401

Iss. 7/11

Rx Only

Seton Pharmaceuticals

Precautions with Alcohol

Alcohol-Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone (topical) interaction has not been established. Talk to your doctor about the effects of taking alcohol with this medication.

Brand Names

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone Brand Names in the drug label.

Look-Alike Drug Names

There is limited information regarding Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone Look-Alike Drug Names in the drug label.

Drug Shortage Status

Price

References

The contents of this FDA label are provided by the National Library of Medicine.


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