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Brand name: Lignocaine (Pfizer)

Lignocaine (Pfizer) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) lidocaine (lignocaine). On this page you will find out more about Lignocaine (Pfizer), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.

Lignocaine 50 mg/5 mL ampoules (Pfizer)

Recall Action Commencement Date: 11 August 2017 Expiry: Novemeber 2017

TGA Recall Reference: RC-2017-RN-01058-1

AUST R Number: 49296

Batch Number: A313

Reason: Pfizer Australia has been made aware that in one instance, Lignocaine 1% 50mg in 5mL ampoules were found inside of a box of Heparin 5000 IU in 5mL ampoules. Pfizer believes this to be an isolated case involving one Community Pharmacy in NSW.

Further information on this recall can be found at

Active ingredient in this medicine: lidocaine (lignocaine)

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Lignocaine (Pfizer) 1% (50 mg/5 mL) injection solution, 50 x 5 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Lignocaine is indicated for the production of local or regional anaesthesia by nerve block, infiltration injection, caudal or other epidural blocks. Treatment or prophylaxis of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, including those associated with myocardial infarction, general anaesthesia in patients predisposed to ventricular arrhythmias, digitalis intoxication or following resuscitation from cardiac arrest.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless solution
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
5mL x 10: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5mL x 5: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5mL x 50: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 18 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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