I am taking Propranolol oral solution. Is there any chance of a reaction between Lidocaine and Propranolol while removing Nexplanon under anesthesia?

Q. Is there any chance of side effects for those taking Propranolol while removing Nexplanon under anesthesia?

Answered by
Dr. Sukhdev Garg
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 18, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am a female due to having the Nexplanon removed this month and need anesthesia to get it out of my arm. I am guessing Lidocaine is in the anesthesia. The problem is, I am terrified because I am taking 5 ml of Propranolol oral solution 40 mg daily. Some doctors have told me that it can be dangerous for Lidocaine and Propranolol to be mixed together, while others are telling me it is fine. Is there any solution they can offer, or am I worrying over nothing? I have a little girl, and I do not want anything to happen to me. I have been diagnosed with sinus tachycardia. I am extremely worried and I kindly request your assistance.



I am here to help you with your health queries.

I read about your concern in detail. Removing Nexplanon is a very minor procedure, and Lidocaine is used for skin infiltration to provide anesthesia. You forgot to mention why you are taking Propranolol daily. This procedure is usually performed by your obstetrician or gynecologist, who will use Lidocaine to numb the skin. There is no mixing with Propranolol in this case, and Lidocaine can be safely administered to patients taking Propranolol without any adverse reactions. So, remain tension-free and do not worry. Just inform your doctor who is performing the procedure about all the medications you are taking. That is all.

I hope I have resolved your query. If you have any more doubts, feel free to contact me again. I will be happy to help.

Thank you.

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