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Pilenil Oint 25gm

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25g Ointment in Tube
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Pilenil 0.7 % Description

Pilenil Ointment is a pain reliever. It is used to numb certain areas of the body temporarily. Being used as a lubricant and an anaesthetic to use instruments in the human body for medical procedures ...
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ContainsLidocaine / Lignocaine(0.7 %)
UsesLocal anaesthetic or numbing cream for small procedures, Urinary catheter insertion, Leg ulcers, Blood collection
Side effectsBurning sensation, Itching, Redness, Tenderness, Rash, Warmth at the area of application
ClassificationLOCAL ANAESTHETIC
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Uses of Pilenil 0.7 %

  • Pilenil ointment 25 gm is used on the skin surface or topically as a local numbing or anaesthesia of the skin in the following conditions:
  • Before inserting a needle, such as intravenous catheters or blood sample collection.
  • Small, local, and superficial surgical procedures
  • In the genital areas before performing superficial surgical procedures in adults and children over 12.
  • As a pain reliever or numbing agent while cleaning or debriding leg ulcers. In this case, it is used in adults only.

Contraindications of Pilenil 0.7 %

  • Do not use Pilenil ointment in the following conditions:
  • If you have any known hypersensitive reaction after using lidocaine or any ingredient of Pilenil ointment
  • If you are receiving treatment for a certain red blood cell disorder known as methaemoglobinaemia (red blood cells cannot carry enough oxygen)
  • If you are applying Pilenil ointment in newborn infants or children up to 12 months of age, who have high methaemoglobin levels
  • If you are using this medicine in preterm infants, who are born before 37 weeks of gestation. They are also at risk of developing increased methaemoglobin levels
  • If you are getting a circumcision procedure (foreskin of the penis is removed), the safety and efficiency of this medicine are not well established in such cases
  • If you are a child younger than 12 years of age and are going through a procedure on genital skin or areas

Side effects of Pilenil 0.7 %

  • The following side effects can occur at the application site:
  • Burning sensating
  • Discomfort
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth
  • Itching

Precautions and Warnings of Pilenil 0.7 %

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Pilenil ointment 25 gm during pregnancy?
A:
Pilenil ointment is the most commonly used local anaesthetic or numbing agent. It is considered to have almost no adverse effect on the pregnant mother or the developing baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Pilenil ointment 25 gm while breastfeeding?
A:
It is better to consult your doctor before applying Pilenil ointment. There is not enough data on the exact safety of this medicine in breastfeeding infants. However, most animal studies have shown no risk to the baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Pilenil ointment 25 gm?
A:
Pilenil ointment does not influence the ability to drive or use heavy machines if used at the recommended doses.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Pilenil ointment 25 gm?
A:
There is limited data available on the effects of alcohol with topical pilenil ointment. It is always better not to consume excess alcohol during any treatment.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are diagnosed with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, which is either acquired or hereditary. These patients are more susceptible to methaemoglobinaemia. The normal antidote meth...
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  • You have an open wound other than leg ulcers. Due to insufficient data on absorption, this cream should not be applied here.
  • You have shaved just before applying. It can increase the absorption, so apply only the prescribed dose.
  • You have atopic dermatitis. Caution should be used, and this cream should be applied only for 15-30 minutes. A longer time may lead to redness, swelling, red spots, etc., at the application site.
  • You want to apply this cream to the eyes. It may lead to eye irritation, itching, abrasion, etc. If it comes into direct contact with eyes, they should be washed immediately.
  • You want to apply Pilenil ointment inside the ear. Some studies have shown that this medicine is toxic to the membrane inside the ear (tympanic membrane) but not to the external ear canal.
  • You are using the medicine for heart rhythm defects. Together these medicines can increase their toxicity levels.
  • Your child is getting vaccinated by live vaccines (BCG vaccine) after using this medicine.
  • You are experiencing any skin issues.

Mode of Action of Pilenil 0.7 %

How Does It Work?

Pilenil ointment 25 gm has Lidocaine or Lignocaine as its main ingredient. It works by blocking various channels, which prevents the transmission of pain signals to the area where the ointment is appl...
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Directions for Use of Pilenil 0.7 %

  • Apply the Pilenil ointment exactly in recommended dose and duration.
  • You can use Pilenil ointment with or without food.
  • Do not use more than the recommended amount of this ointment at one time without informing the doctor, as this can lead to an overdose.
  • Check the expiration date before using Pilenil ointment.
  • Consult your doctor if you have to give it to a child younger than 12 years of age, as it is not recommended for them.
  • Close the lid immediately after use.

Interactions of Pilenil 0.7 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • Pilenil ointment in high doses may lead to an increase in methaemoglobin levels (type of haemoglobin that cannot carry oxygen), especially when using medicinal products that cause methaemoglobinaemia ...
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  • Large amounts of Pilenil ointment can increase the risk of additional systemic toxicity in patients using other local anaesthetics or similar medicines since the toxic effects can be additive.
  • It is better to be cautious while using this ointment with antiarrhythmics class III medicines (e.g. amiodarone) to avoid any heart rhythm problems.
  • Do not use medicines that can lower the clearance of Pilenil ointment from the body (e.g., cimetidine and betablockers). They may cause potentially toxic levels in the body when used in repeated high ...
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  • Specific interactions and toxicity studies are not done in children. They likely are the same as adults.

Interactions with food items

  • Pilenil ointment does not have any known serious food interactions. Try to use this medicine before or after consuming food.

Storage and disposal of Pilenil 0.7 %

Store the Pilenil ointment in a neat and dry place at room temperature. Do not expose Pilneil ointment to direct sunlight, humidity, or wetness. Close the lid immediately after use. Keep this ointment...
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Dosage of Pilenil 0.7 %

Overdose

An overdose of Pilenil ointment can lead to fatal side effects if too much of this medicine is absorbed through the skin and into the blood. Overdose symptoms of lidocaine may include uneven heartbeat...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Pilenil ointment, you can take it when you remember it. But, skip the missed dose if it is already time for the next one. Do not apply too much at once, as this can lead t...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does Pilenil ointment 25 gm regularly cause any infertility in males or females?

A: No Pilenil ointment does not cause infertility in people. There are not many human studies about this, but a few animal studies have shown no impairment in the fertility of males or females.

Q: Is Pilenil ointment 25 gm safe if I use it regularly?

A: Yes, Pilenil ointment 25 gm is generally a very safe medication. Most people do not show any side effects; even if they do, these side effects can be very mild and usually resolve themselves. They rarely need any medical intervention.

Q: Can I use the Pilenil ointment 25 gm in other places after using it on my leg ulcer?

A: No, the Pilenil ointment 25 gm is intended for single use only when used on leg ulcers. The tube of this medication with any remaining contents should be disposed of after each occasion that a patient has been treated. Otherwise, there is a chance that the infection from the ulcer can spread to other areas.
Product Details
Brand
PILENIL
Expires on or After
23/09/2022

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