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Warning about Dangerous Lidocaine Levels in Popular Over-the-Counter Pain Relief Products for Cosmetic Procedures

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
FDA cautions that widely-used pain-relief creams could present serious health hazards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about popular over-the-counter topical pain-relief products due to potentially dangerous side effects. Six companies have received warning letters for marketing unapproved and misbranded products with higher-than-allowed concentrations of lidocaine. These products are used to alleviate pain associated with cosmetic procedures, but the FDA has found that they contain excessive lidocaine levels, which can lead to serious side effects like irregular heartbeat, seizures, and breathing issues.

Using products with high lidocaine concentrations on a large area of skin or irritated skin can result in severe injury. The FDA recommends using products with no more than 4% lidocaine and avoiding wrapping them on the skin with dressings or plastic wraps. The affected products include TKTX Numb Maximum Strength Pain Reliever, NumbSkin Lidocaine Numbing Creams, Signature Tattoo Numbing Cream, Miracle Numb Spray, INK-EEZE Original B Numb Numbing Gel, and more.

If you receive microdermabrasion treatments, laser hair removal, tattoos, or piercings and use these over-the-counter pain relief products, you may want to continue reading. Stay informed about trending stories by visiting Scrippsnews.com.

By Samantha Jones

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