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Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not process lidocaine properly.
What might happen:
An increase in the toxic effects of lidocaine may occur.
What you should do about this interaction:
If you experience confusion, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, dizziness, drowsiness, or slow heartbeat, contact your doctor. Your doctor may need to check the blood levels of lidocaine and adjust the dose of your medicine. This interaction may be worse if you are on propranolol or metoprolol.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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