Lidocaine + prilocaine before 3 months of age: new indication. Correct use is crucial.

  • Published 2000 in Prescrire international

Abstract

(1) The lidocaine + prilocaine combination, as a cream or adhesive dressings, is now approved for anaesthesia of healthy skin in children of 0 to 3 months, an age range in which it used to be contraindicated. (2) The clinical file on the lidocaine + prilocaine combination in this age range is of acceptable methodological quality. (3) For circumcision, two… (More)

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