Perinal Spray warnings
Always ensure that you read the Patient Information Leaflet in full before starting treatment with Perinal Spray.
Perinal Spray should not be used:
- If you are sensitive to lidocaine or any of the other ingredients.
- On broken skin owing to the possibly increased risk of systemic side effects.
- On infected skin including bacterial, viral, tuberculous or fungal lesions of the skin.
- Internally (inside the anus), or anywhere other than the anal area.
Perinal Spray is intended for use for limited periods and so should not be used continuously for longer than 7 days without medical advice.
Seek medical advice if you experience persistent pain or bleeding from the anus, especially where associated with a change in bowel habit, if the stomach is distended or if you are losing weight.
Speak to you doctor if your vision becomes blurred or you have any other visual disturbances whilst using Perinal.
Perinal Spray should not be ingested or applied into the mouth, inside the nose or in the eyes.
Perinal cutaneous Spray should be used with caution in patients taking Class III antiarrhythmic drugs (such as amiodarone), or other local anaesthetics at the same time.
Medicines that reduce the clearance of lidocaine (eg cimetidine or beta-blockers) may increase the risk of overdose, although the risk is considered very low for Perinal Cutaneous Spray owing to the low doses applied.
Medical supervision is required if Perinal used in conjunction with other medicines containing steroids, owing to possible additive effects.
Perinal spray in pregnancy
There is not enough data on the use of Perinal spray in pregnancy, therefore it should not be used unless under the direct medical supervision of your doctor.