IV Lidocaine

Intravenous Lidocaine Pain Management Specialist inTampa, FL

What is Lidocaine?

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) that is routinely used by dentists and is also available “over the counter” in a cream or patch form to help with localized pain. The intravenous (IV) form of lidocaine is usually administered by anesthesiologists and physicians trained in using IV lidocaine, with blood pressure, pulse, EKG, and level of consciousness being monitored.

What conditions are treated by IV Lidocaine?

Pain resulting from the following conditions have shown to respond to IV Lidocaine:

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy (CIN)
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
  • Idiopathic Neuropathy
  • Spinal Cord Injury

More often than not, these patients have failed standard therapy or have exhausted all options available to treat painful conditions.

Who administers IV lidocaine?

IV lidocaine must be administered in a fully monitored setting. You will have Dr. Kalava, a double board certified anesthesiologist, to administer the lidocaine treatment at our state of the art clinic.

How long is an IV Lidocaine Infusion?

Depending on the condition being treated, the infusion is usually given over 30 minutes or 60 minutes. There is also a 30-minute post-infusion recovery period where you will continue to be monitored.

What are the side effects of IV Lidocaine?

Light-headedness, dizziness, confusion, lethargy, nausea, vision changes, and perioral numbness. These side effects are infrequent and extremely well tolerated.

What is the evidence on efficacy of IV Lidocaine?

Is the Infusion covered by Insurance?

Medicare might partially reimburse for an in-office IV lidocaine infusion. If you have commercial insurance, we offer affordable self-pay options.

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