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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.
Facial pain Lidocaine Therapeutics Humans Review Literature Case reports Canada
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Almahrezi, A., Lamb, L., Ware, M. A., Shir, Y., & Al-Zakwani, I. (2008). Intravenous Lidocaine for Refractory Chronic Orofacial Pain : Two case reports and a literature review. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 8(2), 205–209. Retrieved from https://journals.squ.edu.om/index.php/squmj/article/view/1358