Lidocaine jelly

generic for Astero

Lidocaine jelly Side Effects

Mild nausea, stinging, swelling, or burning may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

This medication may cause very serious side effects if you are using too much of it or are very sensitive to its effects. Stop using this medication and get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: dizziness, drowsiness, slow/shallow breathing, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, nervousness), shaking, seizures, vision changes (such as double/blurred vision), ringing in the ears, fainting, pale/bluish/gray skin, unusual tiredness, shortness of breath, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • methemoglobinemia
  • acute confusion
  • apprehension
  • euphoria
  • CNS toxicity
  • blurred vision
  • eyelid edema
  • tinnitus
  • bradycardia
  • cardiac arrhythmia
  • hypotension
  • acute respiratory insufficiency
  • respiratory depression
  • dermatitis due to topical drug
  • erythema
  • pruritus of skin
  • urticaria
  • drowsy
  • unconsciousness
  • seizure disorder
  • dizziness
  • tremor
  • muscle fasciculation
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • cyanosis
  • headache disorder
  • vomiting
  • nervousness
  • anaphylaxis
  • angioedema
  • sensation of cold
  • sensation of warmth
  • stinging of skin

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using other lidocaine products at the same time as this medication because your risk of serious side effects may increase.