Lignocaine is usually used as a local anesthetic. This drug exerts its analgesic effect by
stabilizing the membrane of nerve cells, thus reducing the conduction of impulses in the
sensory nerves - hence it can be used to treat some chronic pain conditions. The drug is given
by intravenous infusion. Sometimes pain relief is not immediate. It may take a few days
before the effect is felt.
6 hours before the procedure you can not eat food, water 2 hours before the procedure. The
whole process takes about 2 hours, the infusion itself an hour.
Medical procedures related to lignocaine performed at REMEDIOS:
Lignocaine infusions with monitoring