From Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada:
Does Lidocaine Ointment (5%) modify the effect of insulin?
I am not sure under what conditions you are referring. However, local anesthesia with lidocaine should not greatly affect diabetes. However, sick day management. would come into play for a surgical procedure. Check frequent blood sugars and urine ketones to assess insulin needs, and keep an eye on fluid needs.
Additional comments from The Editor:See also a previous question about dental numbing medications.
Original posting 27 Oct 1999
Posted to Other Medications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:05
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