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Generally, following the intravenous infusion of lidocaine, there are no side effects once the procedure has been completed. Because of the nature of this procedure, the maximum effects of the medicine are seen during the time you are being carefully observed by the physicians and staff of the Pain Management Center. Occasionally, patients do describe some peculiar feelings for hours following an intravenous lidocaine infusion. Such feelings can include, general fatigue, persistent dizziness or a headache.
All of these symptoms that have been previously reported, however, seem to dissapear within the first day following the procedure. While we would like to reassure you that such side effects are not dangerous, if you have concerns regarding any particular side effect, or potential complication to the lidocaine infusion that you received, we would appreciate you contacting the physicians and staff of the Pain Management Center to ask us specific questions.
What should I do if any problems develop after I leave the Pain Management Center?
Call the Pain Management Service at 650-723-6238 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., or after hours dial the page operator at Stanford at 650-723-6661 and ask for the pain service physician on call.