Medications masking ADR’s to LA

Hi, I apologise if this is covered elsewhere in the forum- I have looked! 🙂 I am currently updating our Pre-Surgery checklists for partial nail avulsion’s, I seem to remembered being taught the following at University (in Australia), but am having trouble finding anything to confirm my memory; anti-psychotics, anti-convulsants, and anxiolytics (particularly BDZs) may mask the symptoms of an adverse drug reaction to local anaesthetic (we usually use lignocaine). LA’s may be administered to patients taking these medications with caution, also keeping in mind some of these medications may be specifically requested from GPs to calm certain pt’s for surgery. Looking forward to this being confirmed or corrected for me!

Hi, I apologise if this is covered elsewhere in the forum- I have looked! 🙂 I am currently updating our Pre-Surgery checklists for partial nail avulsion’s, I seem to remembered being taught the following at University (in Australia), but am having trouble finding anything to confirm my memory; anti-psychotics, anti-convulsants, and anxiolytics (particularly BDZs) may mask the symptoms of an adverse drug reaction to local anaesthetic (we usually use lignocaine). LA’s may be administered to patients taking these medications with caution, also keeping in mind some of these medications may be specifically requested from GPs to calm certain pt’s for surgery. Looking forward to this being confirmed or corrected for me!

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