When and how to use
Xylocaine 5% Ointment

Xylocaine 5% Ointment is a local anaesthetic for fast* and effective temporary relief from pain and itching of minor burns, non-blistered sunburn, insect bites, sore nipples, and painful haemorrhoids and fissures


How to apply Xylocaine 5% Ointment

For adults

  • The ointment should be applied to the affected area no more than 3 to 4 times a day as necessary.
  • The maximum single recommended dose of Xylocaine 5% Ointment is 5g, which contains 250 mg of lidocaine base (approximately equivalent to 300 mg lidocaine hydrochloride).
  • This is roughly equivalent to squeezing a 15 cm length of ointment from the tube.
  • No more than 17-20 g of the ointment should be applied in any 24-hour period.

For children 2 – 12 years of age

  • Xylocaine 5% Ointment should be applied to the affected area no more than 3 times a day, when necessary
  • A single dose should not exceed 0.1 g ointment/kg bodyweight (which corresponds to 5 mg lidocaine/kg bodyweight)
  • No more than three doses should be applied during 24 hours.

*Onset of action icon time 3-5 MINUTES on mucous membrane

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