The dose medicines in this class will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of these medicines. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
The dose of a local anesthetic will be different for different patients. Your health care professional will decide on the right amount for you, depending on:
- Your age;
- Your general physical condition;
- The reason the local anesthetic is being given; and
- Other medicines you are taking or will receive before or after the local anesthetic is given.