Oral lidocaine-containing products for infant teething are only to be available under the supervision of a pharmacist so that parents and caregivers can receive guidance about managing infant teething symptoms. Non-medicinal options such as a teething ring or massaging the gum should be the first line for relieving infant teething symptoms, and lidocaine-containing products should only be used when simple measures have failed to provide sufficient relief.

 

Posted on the UK MHRA website on 13 December 2018