Intravenous lidocaine for refractory chronic orofacial pain: Two case reports and a literature review

Abdulaziz Almahrezi, Louise Lamb, Mark A. Ware, Yoram Shir, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani*

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Abstract

This report presents the results of treatment of two adults, at the Pain Center of Montreal General Hospital, Canada, with intravenous lidocaine for intractable orofacial pain. Repeated lidocaine infusions (1mg/kg in a bolus, followed by 4mg/kg infused over 1 hour) resulted in satisfactory pain relief in both patients, and the drug was well tolerated. Intravenous lidocaine therapy may be considered for intractable orofacial pain; further research is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2008

Keywords

  • Canada
  • Case reports
  • Facial pain
  • Humans
  • Lidocaine
  • Literature
  • Review
  • Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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