Side Effects of Lidocaine Grand Forks ND

The most common adverse effect of lidocaine is central nervous system (CNS) toxicity. The symptoms are usually mild, dose-dependent, and always resolve with a decrease in the infusion rate or discontinuation of the drug. These side effects may be particularly frequent in the elderly or in those with heart failure, settings in which CNS levels are increased due to a reduced volume of distribution, and in patients with significant liver impairment in whom the metabolism of lidocaine is reduced.

STEP Program
(701) 837-4989
107 Conklin Avenue
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Drake Counseling
(701) 732-2300
1451 44th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Northeast Human Service Center
(701) 795-3000
151 South 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND
Hotline
(800) 845-3731
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Douglas Place Inc
(218) 793-0420
1111 Gateway Drive
East Grand Forks, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Spirit Lake Nation
(701) 766-4285
7102 Crowhill Road
Fort Totten, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Agassiz Associates, PLLC
(701) 746-6336
1407 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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University of North Dakota
(701) 777-2127
200 McCannel Hall
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Regional Evaluation and Counseling
(701) 746-4944
1407 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Glenmore Recovery Center
(218) 773-4994
1424 Central Avenue NE
East Grand Forks, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Meritcare Health Systems
(701) 461-5500
1720 South University Drive
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Side Effects of Lidocaine

INTRODUCTION TO LIDOCAINE

Lidocaine is a substance administered intravenous in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias, is generally very well tolerated. The major side effects primarily involve the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and the gastrointestinal tract.

LIDOCAINE NEUROLOGIC TOXICITY

The most common adverse effect of lidocaine is central nervous system (CNS) toxicity. The symptoms are usually mild, dose-dependent, and always resolve with a decrease in the infusion rate or discontinuation of the drug. These side effects may be particularly frequent in the elderly or in those with heart failure, settings in which CNS levels are increased due to a reduced volume of distribution, and in patients with significant liver impairment in whom the metabolism of lidocaine is reduced.

Tremor is a useful bedside sign of toxicity. Other neurologic side effects include insomnia or drowsiness, lightheadedness, dysarthria and slurred speech, ataxia, depression, agitation, change in sensorium, a change in personality, nystagmus, hallucinations, memory impairment, and emotional lability.

High plasma concentrations of lidocaine can also provoke seizures that are usually generalized. This can also occur at lower drug concentrations if lidocaine is given to patients receiving oral tocainide or mexiletine, which are congeners of lidocaine.

LIDOCAINE CARDIOVASCULAR TOXICITY

Cardiac side effects are an infrequent complication of lidocaine therapy which is general...

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