Lidocaine (brand names include: Xylocaine / Topicaine / LMX) belongs to the group of medicines called local anesthetics.
Lidocaine 2% 30 g comes in the gel form.
Lidocaine topical may be used for:
temporary relief of pain associated with minor burns and abrasions of the skin, e.g. sunburn, herpes zoster and labialis, pruritus, sore nipples, insect bites;
anesthesia of mucous membranes, e.g. various anal conditions such as hemorrhoids and fissures;
the alleviation of pain during examination and instrumentation, e.g. proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, cystoscopy, endotracheal intubation.