Lidoderm patch is a topical local anesthetic prescribed to treat symptoms of nerve pain (neuralgia) and provide temporary pain relief in the area where the patch is applied. This medicine can be used alone or in combination with other medications.
Lidoderm Patch Uses
Lidoderm patch is used to relieve pain for people who had herpes zoster or shingles. When the blisters caused by shingles heal, patients experience pain called neuralgia. This is also used to help treat pain and itching due to minor skin irritation or insect bites.
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Lidoderm Patch Dosing Information:
Dosage is based on medical condition and response to medication. Within a 24-hour period, only the required number of patches (maximum of 3) should be administered once for up to 12 hours. Before removing the liner, it can be sliced into smaller pieces.
In case of a burning sensation or irritation during the application, remove the patch and reapply only when the irritation eases up.
Lidoderm patch is available in cartons of 30 patches or 90 patches, individually packed into child-resistant envelopes
- Use as directed by a doctor and follow all directions in the product package before use.
- After removing the protective liner, apply the patch to intact skin with no blisters, to cover the most painful area.
- Avoid getting the patch wet as this may not stick to the skin.
- Wash hands after each application. If medication accidentally contacts the eyes, immediately wash the eyes with water.
- Do not reuse patches. Disposed of carefully by folding the used patch with sticky sides together and safely discard out of reach of children and pets.
Side Effects of Lidoderm Patch
- Application site reactions such as blisters, bruising, burning sensation, depigmentation, dermatitis, discoloration, edema, erythema, exfoliation, irritation. These are generally mild and temporary and may disappear within a few minutes to hours.
- Allergic reactions associated with lidocaine, though rare, may occur. Dermatitis, bronchospasm, hypersensitivity, laryngospasm, pruritus, and shock are all symptoms of this condition. In the event that something occurs, it should be handled using traditional methods.
- Application on injured or inflammatory skin may result in higher blood concentrations of lidocaine due to enhanced absorption, the Lidoderm patch should only be used on intact skin.
- Placement of Lidoderm patches on external heat sources, such as heating pads or electric blankets, should be avoided since this may increase plasma lidocaine levels.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Lidoderm Patch an OTC med?
-This is a prescription-only topical local anesthetic that is infused into a patch that adheres to your skin.
How long should you leave a lidocaine patch on?
-The patch can be worn for up to 8 or 12 hours on the skin. Do not leave any patch on for longer than the recommended time.
Does this medicine work immediately?
-Some pain relief may be felt on the first application but can take up to 2-4 weeks of daily use before you notice any pain relief.