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What Is Hydrocortisone Lidocaine Topical?
Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.
Hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to treat itching and discomfort caused by allergic reactions, eczema, minor burns, insect bites, or other skin conditions.
Hydrocortisone and lidocaine rectal (for the rectum) is used to treat itching or swelling caused by hemorrhoids or other inflammatory conditions of the rectum or anus.
Hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical/rectal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any type of numbing medicine, or if you have tuberculosis, a fungal skin infection, herpes simplex, or chickenpox.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using hydrocortisone and lidocaine.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any type of numbing medicine, or if you have:
- a fungal skin infection;
- herpes simplex;
- chickenpox; or
To make sure hydrocortisone and lidocaine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease; or
- a heart rhythm problem.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether hydrocortisone and lidocaine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether hydrocortisone and lidocaine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor's advice. Children are more sensitive to the effects of hydrocortisone and lidocaine.
Hydrocortisone Lidocaine Topical Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation or swelling of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing hydrocortisone topical through your skin, such as:
- blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
- mood changes;
- rectal bleeding;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- muscle weakness, feeling tired.
Common side effects may include:
- mild redness or swelling of treated skin;
- thinning of treated skin; or
- numbness on areas where the medicine is accidentally applied.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Hydrocortisone Lidocaine Topical Interactions
Do not apply this medication to swollen skin areas or deep puncture wounds. Avoid using the medicine on skin that is raw or blistered, such as a severe burn or abrasion. Avoid using on body areas where you have skin folds or thin skin unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Avoid using other medications that contain hydrocortisone or lidocaine, or other numbing medicines such as prilocaine. Avoid using any other skin medications unless your doctor tells you to.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied hydrocortisone and lidocaine. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Anamantle HC Overview
Commonly used brand name(s)
In the U.S.
- AnaMantle HC
- Lida Mantle HC
- LidaMantle HC Relief
- Peranex HC
Available Dosage Forms:
Therapeutic Class: Anesthetic Combination
Pharmacologic Class: Hydrocortisone
Chemical Class: Lidocaine
Uses For AnaMantle HC
Lidocaine and hydrocortisone combination is used to relieve pain and itching caused by conditions such as hemorrhoids, sunburn, minor burns, insect bites or stings, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, minor cuts, or scratches.
Lidocaine belongs to a group of medicines known as topical local anesthetics. It deadens the nerve endings in the skin. This medicine does not cause unconsciousness as general anesthetics do when used for surgery.
Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine) that is used to relieve the redness, itching, and swelling caused by skin conditions.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Uses of AnaMantle HC
- It is used to treat signs of hemorrhoids or rectal irritation.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take AnaMantle HC?
- If you have an allergy to lidocaine, hydrocortisone, or any other part of AnaMantle HC (lidocaine and hydrocortisone rectal cream and gel).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have any of these health problems: Fungal, TB (tuberculosis), or viral infection of the skin.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take AnaMantle HC with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
If OVERDOSE is suspected
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take AnaMantle HC or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to AnaMantle HC (lidocaine and hydrocortisone rectal cream and gel). This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
Review Date: October 4, 2017